Arizona schools chief Horne defends stance on English language instruction model in Yuma
Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne was at Arizona Western College in Yuma this week.
Superintendent Horne was here to attend the regular monthly meeting of the State Board of Education.
During Horne's visit, several members of the community lambasted him over his stance on enforcing the state’s voter-approved, English language instruction model. During a public comment period, educators from throughout the state spoke about what they said are the benefits of dual language or bilingual education programs.
The law mandates that all students be taught in English, no matter their primary language.
He spoke with KAWC’s Chris McDaniel, following the conclusion of his meetings on Tuesday.
Chris can be reached at 928-317-6077.
KAWC reporter Victor Calderón contributed to this report.