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- Arizona’s Current Challenges
- Jason Williams’ Solutions
- Frequently Asked Questions
Arizona’s Current Challenges
Have you heard standards for passing the AIMS test were loweredfor students in every grade level and every subject area? Yet Arizona still ranks in the bottom 10% in the United States for students’ initial graduation exam performance.1
Were you aware that 55 kids drop out of high school every day in Arizona; ranking us 50th in the nation for graduation rates?2
Did you know that Arizona is ranked 49th among the states inmoney spent on public education per student from K-12th grade?3
Did you realize that Arizona’s economic development depends onimproving the quality of the state’s education system, and that business leaders cite this as their top priority?4
Do you know that Arizona has one of the fastest growing obesity epidemics in the western world, and that weight loss is rarely a priority in our community?
The fact is, under the current Superintendent of Public Instruction, thousands of Arizona’s children are being left behind. He is failing our families, schools, businesses, and communities.
Jason Williams’ Solutions
As Arizona’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jason Williams will move ALL of Arizona’s children forward academically. All kids can learn, so Jason Williams will advocate on their behalf, and create an inspiring culture of high expectations.
The most important educational goal for students is literacy. Reading, writing, and mathematical skills are essential to function in our technology driven economy and world.
Therefore, Jason Williams will work hard to ensure that every child is reading on grade level by 2nd grade, and that the percentage of students graduating from high school increases by 50% during his first term of office.
By rewarding both students and teachers for outstanding performance, as measured by a gains-based analysis of a diverse portfolio, Jason Williams will guarantee academic accountability for everyone in Arizona’s education system.
To achieve these goals, Jason Williams will leverage our greatest resource: local leadership. Everyone can volunteer in their neighborhood schools. Together, we will put the power of democracy to work again in our neighborhood communities.