Gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs has promised to repeal Arizona’s participation in Common Core to protect local control of standards and assessments, parental rights, and charter school autonomy; and to reassert Arizona’s state sovereignty and responsibility for K-12 education.
On the occasion of National Charter Schools Week (May 4-10), gubernatorial candidate Frank Riggs salutes the remarkable work being done by charter schools in Arizona and nationally. “Public charter schools are reforming K-12 education through the market principles of competition and choice,” Riggs said. “I admire beyond words the passion, idealism, vision and commitment of charter school founders, leaders and teachers.”
Riggs is considered to be one of the fathers of the charter school movement in Arizona and nationally. “Charter schools are the most important, scalable and successful initiative to reform and improve American K-12 education in our lifetimes,” said Riggs. “No child is ever assigned to attend a charter school. Charter schools must compete to enroll students and therefore must be fully responsive and accountable to parents.”Read more