New schools chief: Common Core changes gradual

| January 7, 2015

January 4, 2015 • By Howard Fischer • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Daily Star

PHOENIX — The state’s new top education official is promising to use her position to push for more money for public schools.

But Diane Douglas won’t demand that lawmakers and incoming Gov. Doug Ducey give the schools the $317 million a court has said they’re owed right now, much less than $1 billion they may be owed for the years that schools were shorted.

“What I’m going to do is lobby, if you will, for the prioritization of education,” she said. “Quite frankly, the Legislature is going to have to sort it out, and the governor.”

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