Unlike Arizona female politicians of the past, Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, hobnobbed with President Obama and kept here finger out of his face when she met with him during her attendance at the national Council of Chief Superintendents of Schools Organization (CCSSO) annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Douglas also met with fellow state superintendents, who were also spending taxpayer dollars, to rub shoulders with the nation’s top educrats.
Douglas press release reads:
The CCSSO was very supportive and favorable to the approach for public input and continuing high standards that she is implementing for Arizona, Douglas said. In addition, she networked with her colleagues and they discussed innovations being proposed in each state and at the national level.
Superintendent Douglas and Chief of Staff Michael Bradley had a private meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. They discussed a number of issues, including standards, funding and flexibility proposals. The discussion was outstanding and an ongoing dialogue schedule has been established. Douglas had lunch with Duncan following the meeting.