One of the first things Sarah Huckabee Sanders is doing as governor of Arkansas is through much-needed education reforms for the state.
Democrats oppose the reforms because they don’t support school choice. They oppose her even as she raises teacher salaries to make the state competitive.
This is a great achievement for any governor, but especially a new one.
ABC News reports:
Despite opposition, Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders is latest Republican to push ‘school choice’
Like other Republican governors, Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is making school choice a high-profile political issue, declaring education reform her “top priority” and the first major legislative play since taking office in January.
It’s facing pushback from public school teachers and some parents — but Sanders is relishing the fight.
Thirteen days after painting his plan with broad strokes in the Republican response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union, Sanders unveiled the text of his much-hyped omnibus education reform bill this week. While supporters applauded Republican lawmakers for quickly taking action, critics expressed concern that the bill — which would have huge implications for the state’s education system — was “vulnerable” by the legislature despite students’ best interests.
“This is the biggest overhaul in education, I think, anywhere in the country — certainly in my home state of Arkansas — and we look forward to setting the standard for how this can be done right and being a blueprint for other states in the country to follow,” Sanders said in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday. Mad they are losing control of the system,” dismissing the opposition.
Sanders recently discussed the reforms on FOX News. Watch:
It is wrong to trap children in failing schools and sentence them to a lifetime of poverty.
We educate, not teach our children, empower parents to choose the best school for their family, and put students on a path to prosperity, not dependence on government. pic.twitter.com/Uk1LheYm4y
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) February 22, 2023
Sanders would be a very effective governor for Arkansas.