December 3, 2018 / Modified dec 3, 2018 9:28 a.m.

Arizona's New Schools Superintendent on Challenges to Education Policy Change

Kathy Hoffman is the first Democrat elected to the post in more than 20 years.

For the first time in more than two decades, Arizonans elected a Democrat to the role of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Kathy Hoffman won a tight race against Republican Frank Riggs. Hoffman discussed some of her top priorities, how she plans to work across the aisle and some of the challenges she foresees.

"For me it will be a challenge to be patient, to work through the process, work through the bureaucracy and also take the time to make sure our policies are going to be effective and helpful for all communities," Hoffman said. "It's going to take years to turn around some of these policies and get back on the right track."

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