Arizona Conservatives Launch Alternative to Education Group | US government and politics

For example, the ASBA is currently a plaintiff in a case in the Arizona Supreme Court challenging the Arizona mask tenure ban and other Republican policies incorporated into this year’s budget reconciliation bills. .

Coalition Board Chair Pam Kirby, who is also AZGOP’s first vice-president, served two terms on the Scottsdale Unified School District School Board from 2010 to 2018. She said her desire to an alternative association dates back to his time at the school board.

“Over the past 18 months we have seen this need manifest before our eyes as schools struggled and continue to struggle with governance,” Kirby said in an email.

For $ 25, inaugural members – who can be school board members, parents, community members, school board candidates, teachers or administrators – can join the coalition, which says it offers a leadership training and development, policy services and advocacy.

Kirby, who declined a telephone interview, said in an email that the coalition’s board consists of “taxpayers, mothers, small business owners, teachers, current and former political leaders,” who believe students should always be at the forefront of political decisions in education.

On its website, the coalition describes itself as a “non-partisan” advocacy group, but the composition of the organization’s board suggests that its mission is political.

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