Hoffman Huffs: Sunday’s Comic

Critics Question Hoffman’s Claim Funding At Core Of ESA Failure

On Friday, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman pushed back on criticism of her management of the Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESA) program. While Hoffman’s complaint that the program is woefully under-funded is true, it turns out money might not be the only problem.

Hoffman came under fire after a video was released this week exposing the plight of parents and children trying to navigate the Arizona Department of Education’s (ADE) ESA department. In that video, Christine Accurso and her son Dominic discuss their disappointment with Hoffman’s failure to have someone from the Department call them in response to their appearance before Hoffman and the State Board of Education in June. Out of frustration, they came to the Board after attempting to reach anyone at ADE…

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