Stories tagged: "Tom Horne"


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Arizona to Invest Nearly $7 Million to Provide Over 2 Million Free Meals for Students

Before leaving office, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced a $6.75 million investment allowing more students to eat free lunches. 

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Arizona Attorney Gen. Tom Horne talks to the media about the ruling that the state's traditional marriage laws are unconstitutional and same-sex couples can now apply for marriage licenses, at a news conference in Phoenix. Horne has sued General Motors for failing to recall millions of cars and trucks with safety defects the auto giant did not disclose for years. The lawsuit seeks potentially billions of dollars in fines. Horne said Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 that he sued under the state's consumer fraud statutes and is seeking a $10,000 fine for each of hundreds of thousands of defective vehicles sold in the state. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
Opinion: Tom Horne’s Record of Enabling Child Predators Disqualifies Him From Running Arizona Schools

The executive director of Instituto Power says Tom Horne’s record of enabling child predators should disqualify him from serving another term as Arizona’s state superintendent of public instruction.

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Meet the GOP School Superintendent Candidate Who Pals Around with Alleged Child Sex Criminals

Republican schools superintendent candidate Tom Horne says he wants to move education away from race and double funding for police in schools.

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Fact Check: Attack on School Chief Kathy Hoffman Lacks Key Testing Context

Test scores in Arizona rose slightly after Hoffman took office, then dropped slightly in 2020—as did scores in the rest of the nation, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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School Superintendent Candidate Befriended, Defended Multiple Alleged Child Sex Criminals

Republican Tom Horne has repeatedly defended a child molester, voted against harsher penalties for statutory rape, and voted to reinstate a teacher who had been looking at pornography in the classroom.

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8 Education Officials Who Are Running For Arizona’s Executive Offices

Arizona’s executive office elections have many candidates with experience in education, but how have they influenced the state’s education system?