Melissa Romano Promises to Show Up for Montana Students

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

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Melissa Romano Promises to Show Up for Montana Students

“I can’t wait to wake up every day and work to ensure every student in our schools has the resources they need to learn.”
 

Helena, MT – In last weekend’s State Superintendent debate, Melissa Romano laid out a simple, yet powerful case for her candidacy — Montanans can trust her to show up.

“I can’t wait to wake up every day and work to ensure every student in our schools has the resources they need to learn,” Romano said. “That’s the job of the state superintendent. It’s far more than what [Elsie Arntzen has] made it. I can’t wait to step into this job.”

Elsie Arntzen has consistently refused to stand up for Montana’s public schools — when the Trump administration rolled out its budget for 2021, Arntzen cheered a $30 million cut to Montana schools. Arntzen also failed to show up for the most basic bipartisan legislation in support of public schools during the 2019 legislature. She did, however, find time to appear with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at an ALEC-sponsored panel last year in support of privatizing Montana’s public schools, and supported DeVos’s plan to “shift more than $1.5 million [in Montana COVID-19 relief funds] to private and home schools, up from about $206,469 that the schools are due under current law.” 

Montana’s students deserve better than Elsie Artnzen.
 

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