This story was originally published by the FOX10 Phoenix on January 11, 2021.
Arizona’s Governor on Monday, Jan. 11 expressed the need for students to head back into classrooms in his State of the State address, but it was soon met with criticism as it appears funding will be cut if schools continue distanced learning.
Great Leaders Strong Schools President and Founder Emily Anne Gullickson:
“Every child in our state has felt the resounding impact of the COVID-19 crisis as it has upended our education system throughout the state. The inequities that existed prior to the pandemic have been exacerbated and we must do everything we can to help our students accelerate forward. Innovation is no longer optional; it is the only way we can face the challenges before us. We applaud Governor Doug Ducey for his leadership in prioritizing K-12 education, empowering families, and ensuring public policy keeps pace with proven community-driven models and new ways of learning that are creating meaningful change. We look forward to working with the Governor and the Legislature on policies that put Arizona students first.”