The first effort to strip our duly elected Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) of powers was during the Legislature’s last session. Thankfully, HB2184 was held in the House. The second whack at our eleted SPI was brought forward this session by Sen. Jeff Dial, via SB1416.
SB1416 has been held by Speaker of the House David Gowan, until very recently, when he caved under pressure from Governor Ducey. Gowan is currently running as a "conservative" for U.S. Representative in CD1. Is "caving under pressure" a trait you seek in a U.S. Congressman?
SB1416 has now morphed into an even uglier SB1313, championed by Rep. Paul Boyer, known for his disdain for parental authority in matters relating to the education of their children. See Rep. Paul Boyer Won’t Allow Parental "Opt Out" Bill to be Heard! , Boyer Blocking Parental Choice, Privacy Bills , and Boyer Tries To Dodge Public On SB1313, Education Overhaul
See below for a Summary of SB1313 by Vicki Alger, Ph.D.
Very simply, THIS BILL MUST BE STOPPED!
The House Education Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 16, at 2:00 PM, to vote on SB1313. Click HERE for the agenda. Please call, visit, use the RTS (virtual Request to Speak), email the following Committee members as soon as possible!Read more