AAUW meets April 17

Barbara Stewart

Jim Hall, founder of Arizonans for Charter School Accountability, will be the AAUW (American Association of University Women) guest speaker on Monday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. in the Oakwood Country Club Ballroom

Jim Hall is a fourth-generation Phoenician and was a principal in Arizona for 23 years serving in the Fowler, McNary and Washington Elementary School districts. He founded Arizonans for Charter School Accountability three years ago and has worked to expose the waste, fraud and corruption that plagues many Arizona charter schools.

Arizonans for Charter School Accountability recently released two reports on charter school classroom spending in 2016, finding that 191 Arizona charter schools are efficiently run and spend more money in the classroom than on administration and facilities combined. A majority of charter schools, however, spend less on classroom instruction than on administration and buildings. Mr. Hall stated “The Arizona Auditor General needs to monitor charter spending, and the Arizona Board for Charter Schools needs to sanction charter schools that divert public funds to corporate profits at the expense of children in the classroom.”

Following the program will be AAUW’s annual Installation of Officers.

Since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW has a nationwide network of more than 100,000 members and donors, 1,000 branches and 600 college/university institutional partners. AAUW is one of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women. The AAUW invites all who hold an associate or higher degree from an accredited college or university to join.

For further information on this program or membership, go to http://southeastvalley-az.aauw.net.