PHOENIX – Democratic Specialist Teacher and Political Beginner Kathy Hoffman has won the race for Arizona superintendent for public instruction and struck an experienced Republican politician.
Hoffman was declared the winner on Monday night, because her leadership over Frank Riggs grew invincible during Arizona long queue counting.
Hoffman was one of hundreds of current and former education activists on the election to parliamentary elections throughout the country after this year’s Red for Ed protests. The demonstrators demanded support for higher teacher pay and increased public school funding.
Hoffman struck a former state-led minority leader in the August primary and stressed her work at a blue school school in Phoenix suburb Glendale in his bid to run the state education department. She said that career politicians and political insiders do not necessarily make the best candidates.
Riggs is a former California-American congress leader who also led an ideal group that helped charter schools with funding. He criticized Hoffman’s lack of experience and emphasized his own political and leadership experience.
An unprecedented maid strike closed Arizona public schools for almost a week. Republican government Doug Ducey signed a plan for wage increases for teachers who will reach 20 percent by 2020, including 1
percent granted during the past fiscal year.
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