WFP Interviews John Huppenthal, Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Posted: March 6, 2012 at 7:45 am / by David Leeper
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 is a retired engineer living in Scottsdale, AZ, with his wife of 44 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.