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WFP Interviews John Huppenthal, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Posted: March 6, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   by

On February 28, right after the polls closed in the Arizona Republican Primary, WFP’s Brad Zinn interviewed John Huppenthal, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Topics covered include:

  • The state of public education in Arizona, home schooling and school choice, charter schools, tuition tax credits, the status of vouchers, and a new school letter-grading system
  • Improvements needed in the Superintendent’s offices including computer systems
  • Public teachers’ unions and school bureacracies — a new approach to working with them
  • Tucson unified school district La Raza program, the court struggle and the aftermath
  • The Superintendent’s plans for the rest of his term
  • Money in the classroom — getting more value from every dollar
  • Bills pending in the legislature — teacher performance feedback and productivity

David Leeper

David Leeper

David Leeper is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 45 years. He is currently a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com. In his 40-year career he held positions from lab technician to technical vice president at Bell Labs, Motorola, and Intel. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. During his career, he wrote mainly for technical journals including Scientific American. He began writing for WesternFreePress.com in 2011.
David Leeper

WFP Interviews John Huppenthal, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction