Local Opinion: The no good, pointless, wasteful 'Empower Hotline'

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:

My fingers tingled with excitement as I dialed the Arizona Department of Education’s “Empower Hotline” to report inappropriate public school lessons. Finally, I thought to myself, there is a leader like Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne who will save Arizona’s educational system from years of neglect and an all-out war against public education. After all, as of 2022, Arizona was 48th in the nation in K-12 per-pupil funding and 49th in spending as a percentage of state taxpayer income.

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