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Superintendent candidates divide on Common Core, funding sources

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

By Analise Ortiz

PHOENIX – The candidates for Arizona superintendent of public instruction come to the race from different backgrounds – Republican Diane Douglas served on the Peoria school board, while Democrat David Garcia is an education professor at Arizona State University – and come with different plans for the state’s struggling education system. Garcia wants to implement measures beyond standardized tests, while Douglas’ campaign has focused heavily on stopping Common Core. Both candidates cite the importance of classroom funding, but are divided on where the funding should come from.