Arizona’s kids deserve better than a serial deceiver as their “top educator,” Mr. Huppenthal
June 19, 2014 By Brad McQueen
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal, our state’s top educator, admitted to posting anonymously on blogs online often using quite harsh language and often times defending his education policies against his critics.
I’m not the biggest fan of Superintendent Huppenthal, so I should feel happy about the revelation that he is a serial deceiver. Instead, I feel a profound sense of sadness for our kids and our state.
Late Tuesday, June 17, Huppenthal issued a statement to The Arizona Republic about the reasons he commented on blog posts under the names “Falcon9″ and “Thucydides” instead of his own. He also apologized, saying in the statement, “I sincerely regret if my comments have offended anyone.”
These are some of the excerpts from the Arizona Republic article:
“I have chosen to participate in online blogs as a forum to advocate for and discuss issues related to economics, energy, criminal-justice reform and in recent years, education,”