Got in an Uber yesterday.

The driver, Mrs. C., was an Arizona science teacher who has been in the classroom for 33 years. 🧑🏽‍🏫🏫

Here are quotes I typed as she told me about her day job:

“I’m in the trenches every day. It’s not enough to get by- so I Uber at night.” 🚙
On buying classroom supplies 📝 out-of pocket:

“We do it innately. We just do what needs to be done. We can’t wait for the funding or the donation drive.”
On the legislature’s continued attacks on our public schools: ✂️

“The children are not the priority in this state”
On getting by as an underpaid teacher: ‼️

“I’ve got to be able to pay my bills. A second job is the only way to do that.”
On this #RedForEd Wednesday, it’s clear AZ is still failing our kids & teachers like Ms. C.

Prop. 208 was passed to directly invest in our schools. Now, the @AZHouseGOP & @AZSenateGOP is actively trying to undermine voters and further divest $300 M from our kids.


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I’ve been on phone calls all day gauging the COVID-19 epidemic in Arizona. Here’s the reality: the virus is literally mutating every second.
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Why is Governor @dougducey misleading the public? We can’t pray for our federal government to be the only solution. We can pass policies to keep Arizonans healthy, and ALIVE, right now.
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