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Districts doomed: Diane Douglas defeats Democrat


A former school board member who quietly ran on a single issue — the repeal of Common Core standards — has apparently won the election for state superintendent of public instruction.

Douglas, 58, a former financial analyst, served on the Peoria Unified School District governing board for eight years. She defeated the incumbent, John Huppenthal, in the primary. She has been an outspoken opponent of the Common Core standards in place in Arizona schools, advocating their repeal. Her campaign had been decidedly low-key.

Garcia, 44, a former associate superintendent in the state Department of Education, is an associate professor of education at Arizona State University who had drawn support from several business groups and prominent Republicans.

via Arizona Republic.