Arntzen earns an ‘F’ for her terrible education record
HELENA -- When it comes to public education in Montana, Republican State Superintendent candidate Elsie Arntzen would set our kids – and Montana’s economy – back tremendously with her out-of-touch views on education.
While serving in the Montana Legislature, the retired teacher from Billings has routinely voted against Montana’s public education system.
“This is the job for someone who wants to be Superintendent of Public Instruction,” said Nancy Keenan, executive director of the Montana Democratic Party and former OPI Superintendent. “Apparently, with her record of ‘no’ votes for public education, Elsie Arntzen thinks she’s running to become Superintendent of Private Instruction.”
Elsie Artnzen’s said “no” to public education numerous times in the Montana Legislature:
- In the Montana Legislature 2015 session, she voted in favor of a tax credit for private schools. [4/25/15].
- She voted against Early Edge, an initiative championed by Gov. Steve Bullock to make preschool available and accessible to all Montanans. [4/09/15].
- She has voted for state budgets that would slash millions from K-12 schools. [4/27/11].
“Elsie’s terrible report card for education could go on,” Keenan said. “Montana’s kids, and the future of this state, should not lie in the hands of someone who doesn’t believe in Montana’s kids, great public schools and a stronger economy.”