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62 Doug Ducey Quotes On Education And Government

Ice cream brings people together.

Earning a certificate or degree, or both, after high school opens the door to countless economic opportunities.

I understand the dignity that comes from work and caring for one’s family.

As governor, it is my highest priority to protect Arizona citizens.

By working together, we can make Arizona a place where everyone has an opportunity for a better life.

Conventional wisdom is not always the best wisdom.

Our teachers are valuable, and our public policy should reflect that.

As governor, I want to make sure that Arizona’s hardworking taxpayers get to keep more of what they earn.

Thriving economies on both sides of the border is a win-win for Arizona and Mexico, but that will only come by working together and demonstrating mutual respect.

Federal government has forced a one-size-fits-all model on our education system.

Serving ice cream isn’t exactly like serving in state government, but what I learned guides me today.

Franchises are independently owned and operated businesses whose owners are responsible for their operations.

As parents, we all want the best for our children.

I’m very comfortable, of course, just with my family.

A great economy requires great public schools.

I enjoy being out; I like being around people, but at a certain point in time, I kind of run out of charming, and I’m ready to go home, and I’m very comfortable alone.

Arizona has excellent medical schools, both public and private, and it is critical that we create an environment that keeps medical students in Arizona to practice medicine once they complete medical school and their residency programs.

One area where the state can be more effective in addressing the doctor shortage is to focus on making sure that Arizona is a friendly environment for doctors and those wishing to practice medicine.

Biotech research is incredibly important for health-care innovation.

I have been outspoken on my opposition to ‘Obamacare,’ and I don’t buy the line that our Medicaid program, or any function of government, has reached maximum efficiency.

I took an oath of office to protect Arizona from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

The threat from radical Islamic jihadists is real and needs to be taken seriously.

I believe we need to ensure there are no refugees placed in Arizona with connections to terrorist organizations.

My focus is 100 percent on my day job, on the state of Arizona.

I don’t have a real attraction or interest to national politics, so I want to see Republicans win across the board in the state of Arizona, because those policies of lower taxes and lighter regulation and strong foreign policy are important to me.

Like many of us in Arizona, I wasn’t born here – I’m a product of the Midwest and the working class.

You still find a great sense of possibility here, and I want to make sure that Arizona stays that way. I want us to be the welcoming, job-creating state we’ve been from the start, a place where everybody’s got a chance.

Running to do a job as important as the governor’s shouldn’t be easy; it should take a lot of work, and I’m out there giving my best every day.

I’m a pro-growth, small-government conservative with a background in free enterprise

I strongly believe that more money needs to be spent in the classroom.

We should empower teachers to do their job by cutting wasteful spending and crippling bureaucracy, not classroom resources our educators and students need.

Every dollar spent on education should go toward helping our teachers teach and our students learn.

As I have traveled the state, I have seen firsthand that there are Arizonans who are hurting.

My focus will be a strong and growing economy – so everyone who wants a job can find one.

As a former board member for Teach For America, I understand that every child has the ability to learn and that, no matter their circumstances at home, we have a duty and a responsibility to educate them and to do it well.

One way to ensure that all kids will be successful in school and life is by focusing on literacy by the end of the third grade.

Education standards need to be set at the state level. High standards are an important way to ensure that the education system we are funding is actually working and producing, at a minimum, what we would expect it to.

It’s very easy for people to say what’s wrong with education in Arizona, but if I’m elected as governor, I want to focus on what we’re doing well and maximizing the impact of what we know is working.

In many respects, Arizona is a model for the rest of the country on best practices for water management.

The best way to keep water prices down is to avoid unnecessary increases in costs.

I want to be an independent and responsible voice for Arizonans, and it would be unwise to endorse a specific approach before the costs and benefits of these options can be evaluated.

Texas has more effectively capitalized on its opportunities as a border state, and I’ve always said that I want to look to states that are doing better than we are and replicate those success stories in Arizona.

Texas has an established trade office in Mexico City, as do other Texan cities. They have a more mature trade relationship with Mexico, and I want to make Arizona a leader in this area also.

Maintaining a positive working relationship with Mexico’s leadership will also be crucial to increasing communication and trade. I plan to personally maintain those relationships.

We should be working with the governor of Sonora to establish a commercial sea port on the coast of their state.

If people want to take the time to vote, they should be able to, and their vote should be counted.

Sky Harbor may be a city airport, but it’s an Arizona vital resource used by citizens all over the state, and our economy is dependent on its success.

We will ensure Arizona continues to grow jobs, not destroy them.

Arizona should be to the Sharing Economy what Texas is to Oil and what Silicon Valley used to be to the tech industry.

Some people never learn, no matter how much their heads hurt in the morning.

It’s a sad day when Republicans will attack fellow Republicans on an issue as fundamental as free enterprise.

Every large brand has franchisees and stores that don’t make it. It’s unfortunate, and Cold Stone did everything it could to support its franchisees, but some failure rate is part of the business.

Arizona has three of the top 10 public high schools in the nation. We know how to educate a child. We just need to do it more often in more locations, and where we’re having issues are in low-income areas where – where kids don’t have a parent that cares or two parents that care, and, of course, also in our tribal nations.

I ran for public office to do something good.

When it comes to free speech and participation in the democratic process, our laws should reflect the goal of making it easier for more citizens to engage.

Our officers are on the front lines – the first to show up on the scene of a crime. They should be respected; not ridiculed. They and their families protected; not put at risk.

Speculation replaces fact. It’s very easy to see news outlets running with information that is unconfirmed or erroneous.

I’m focusing on the issues that bring people together and build broad majorities.

To say that I’m going to veto something that I haven’t read is just – or sign something that I haven’t read – I don’t think is good policy for any chief executive.

We can’t let government make long-term commitments that it may not be able to keep.

Government must continue to live within its means.

Setting the state budget is one of the most important tasks we undertake at the state Capitol – because after all, it’s the people’s money – not the government’s.

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