My name is Kristin Dybvig-Pawelko and I am running for state senate in LD15. I have worked in higher education all of my adult life. Specifically, I have taught at ASU for the past 19 years and I have seen how state funding for higher education has drastically decreased despite the Arizona state constitution’s mandate for University tuition to be, ‘as nearly free as possible’.
I’m incensed that the same thing is happening in our K-12 public education. During the Red for Ed walkouts, I watched our teachers raising their voices in unison, letting our legislature know how their inaction was costing our children. The solutions offered and agreed upon simply do not go far enough.
Our schools should be fully funded, safe places for all children to learn. Our teachers should be paid a professional wage and treated with decency and respect. I am running for state senate to help us get closer to that reality.
As a wife, mother of three school age children, former PTO president, member of the governing board at my children’s school, and a nearly lifelong Arizona resident, I am passionate about equal opportunity and access to a quality education. We must fight for school funding, school safety, and mental health assistance for all of Arizona’s residents and, if I am elected to serve, I will do just that. As a graduate of Arizona State and Cornell Universities, I have seen the positive impact that education can have on people’s lives.
My children (and yours) deserve the best education possible.
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