Candidates for Arizona schools chief spar over education priorities

By Yana Kunichoff  | Arizona Republic

In Arizona classrooms, a worsening teacher shortage and students struggling with the mental health impacts of more than two years of COVID-19 have loomed large. 

Discussions of those issues during Monday night’s Republican debate for school superintendent were overshadowed by conversations about school choice and promises to rid Arizona schools of “critical race theory.” 

Three Republican candidates are running in the primary, and whoever wins will challenge Democrat Kathy Hoffman, the incumbent, in the race for superintendent of public instruction. The Republicans sparred Monday in a debate televised on Arizona PBS (Channel 8).

The debate, sponsored by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, comes months ahead of the Aug. 2 primary. It is available online at the Arizona PBS website. 

Below is a summary of the candidates’ views on issues in Arizona schools. Hoffman’s campaign team answered questions by email.

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By Yana Kunichoff  | Arizona Republic

In Arizona classrooms, a worsening teacher shortage and students struggling with the mental health impacts of more than two years of COVID-19 have loomed large. 

Discussions of those issues during Monday night’s Republican debate for school superintendent were overshadowed by conversations about school choice and promises to rid Arizona schools of “critical race theory.” 

Three Republican candidates are running in the primary, and whoever wins will challenge Democrat Kathy Hoffman, the incumbent, in the race for superintendent of public instruction. The Republicans sparred Monday in a debate televised on Arizona PBS (Channel 8).

The debate, sponsored by the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission, comes months ahead of the Aug. 2 primary. It is available online at the Arizona PBS website. 

Below is a summary of the candidates’ views on issues in Arizona schools. Hoffman’s campaign team answered questions by email.

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