Felicia French wants to defund public charter schools, which are the best performing schools that we have.
French wants "InvestInEd," which will increase taxes for public schools. The lion's share of it inevitably will go to salaries for administration. We are talking about billions of dollars in tax increases.
More money for schools never seems to help in the performance of the students. I really wish it did. Funding charter schools and giving people school choice does improve performance. Felicia French is just one more public bureaucrat who thinks she knows better than parents on educating their children.
She also supports a gas tax increase. Arizona is a big state, and we have to drive 30 minutes just to get anywhere — does French really think a gas tax is going to help us? We must say no to this kind of socialism.
These are the same policies that destroyed California.
Wendy Rogers will fight to make our existing tax money be spent more wisely and in Northern Arizona, not in Phoenix or Tucson. Wendy Rogers also will work to cut regulations, making it easier for us to make a living. She also will work to bring businesses here to help spur economic growth and improve our schools.
We must say no to horrible tax increases. That is not helpful at a time like this.