Katie Hobbs blasted after $1 billion ESA criticisms
Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs recently took to Twitter to launch a fresh attack on the ESA program which she claimed lacked accountability and transparency. To combat this, Hobbs claimed she was launching a plan to make sure it was run as smoothly as possible. The plan was designed to increase student safety and make sure that taxpayer dollars were spent as wisely as possible. Although this plan sounds sensible, many Arizonans used it to question the policies of Hobbs and the effectiveness of her plan.
This follows her Tweet which read: ‘The ESA program, which is projected to cost the state nearly $1 billion, lacks accountability and transparency. Today, I’m announcing my plan to keep students safe, protect taxpayer dollars, and give parents and students the information to make an informed educational choice.’
Responding to this, one user named Kevin Gemeroy said: “Parents already make informed educational choices when they opt out of public schools. They don’t need your “help”, @GovernorHobbs. They need you to get the heck out of their way. Your parents sent you to a private school, and yet you’re trying to deny this right to others? Pure and total hypocrisy.”
Similarly, another user named Taylor added: “It’s really a shame our governor doesn’t adhere to AZ laws. She wants to rip away educational funding for 72K AZ students who are thriving thanks to ESA, including students with disabilities, and force them into schools that weren’t meeting their needs.”
These were just a handful of the replies that went against Hobbs who clearly has a lot of work to do if she wants to win back confidence in the eyes of the Arizona public.