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Dr. Garcia Criticizes Huppenthal's Offensive Blogs on State Computers
Phoenix, Ariz. – June 19, 2014 – In response to recent reports that state schools superintendent John Huppenthal has been leaving anonymous and offensive comments on blog sites, David Garcia responded, “This isn’t the first time John Huppenthal’s fitness for office has been questioned.”
“Four months ago, Mr. Huppenthal used his position as state superintendent to make robocalls on behalf of private school vouchers, encouraging public school parents to send their children to private schools. Now, we learn he is using department of education computers to troll blogs, using language unfit for an elected official and unfit for someone in charge of our children’s education."
Garcia continued: "As the parent of public school students, I find this behavior disturbing and believe it has distracted the superintendent from dealing with serious issues facing our public schools. This serves as yet another reason why we need a qualified educator, not a politician, running our schools.”
Dr. Garcia is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University and the former Associate Superintendent of Public Instruction for Standards and Accountability. He is widely regarded as a national expert on education policy and research.
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