Arizona’s Largest Charter Support Organization Stands with Governor Ducey, Opposes Attempted Firings

“The Arizona Charter Schools Association announces our support of Governor Ducey and opposition to this week’s attempted unilateral termination of staff members at the Arizona State Board of Education.

“Governor Ducey appoints ten of the 11 seats on the State Board of Education, and the Board itself hires and retains its executive staff. The dismissal of these staff members by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction appears to be an overstep of her authority and the separation of powers guaranteed under the Arizona Constitution.

“On behalf of Arizona’s charter school community, we support Governor Ducey in rectifying this unfortunate situation before it becomes a greater distraction from the urgent business at hand: providing the best possible education for Arizona students.”

Read a 1985 legal opinion on this issue here.

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