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3Ps in a Pod: An Education Podcast

Mar 26, 2021

In today’s policy-focused episode of 3Ps in a Pod, we explore the history and future of Arizona’s Proposition 208.

Hosts Danielle and Donnie welcome Beth Lewis, executive director of Save Our Schools Arizona, and Joe Thomas, president of Arizona Education Association, to 3Ps in a Pod. Lewis reflects on her roles as both a teacher and an advocate before reviewing the journey of Prop 208 through the past years, leading up to collecting signatures and having the ballot initiative pass in the midst of COVID-19. Thomas shares his insights on what Prop 208 means for education in Arizona as a whole and its impact specifically in Arizona classrooms. Thomas also talks with Danielle and Donnie about the implications for induction and mentoring programs because of Prop 208.

Lewis and Thomas also share their perspectives on how everyone can help prioritize education at the state legislature.

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