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Elsie Arntzen

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Elsie Arntzen - MT Superintendent of Public Instruction 2/15/2021

The KGEZ Good Morning Show

Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen appeared on the KGEZ Good Morning Show with John Hendricks and Robin Mitchell on Monday, February 15, 2021 to talk about the Montana Teacher of the Year, asking for a waiver for a statewide assessment for students, and outline their current legislative priorities.

10mins

15 Feb 2021

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Wednesday, Jan 20 - Open Phones and Elsie Arntzen

Talk Back

We talked about Inauguration Day during open phones. Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen answered questions from callers during the last half hour.

1hr 13mins

20 Jan 2021

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Elsie Arntzen on her Reelection to MT State Superintendent, November 4th, 2020

Montana Talks with Aaron Flint

Remember when Gov. Steve Bullock dissed Super. Elsie Arntzen on Covid guidelines for schools? Payback time! Elsie received more votes to keep her seat at MT Public Instruction than Steve received for the U.S. Senate. Catch the audio here.

2mins

4 Nov 2020

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Tuesday, Oct 20 - Elsie Arntzen and Open Phones

Talk Back

Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen joined us and answered several questions from callers.

1hr 10mins

20 Oct 2020

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2020 ELECTIONS: Elsie Arntzen

Help Me Taylor

This is Part 2 of an 8 part series highlighting candidates seeking public office in Montana's 2020 General Election.Today's episode features Elsie Arntzen, a Republican candidate running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Elsie was one of the easiest candidates to schedule an interview with... but some of the comments she made in her interview led to the biggest headaches in the newsroom. Megan Lewis joins Taylor to discuss.To read our story about Gov. Bullock and Elsie Arntzen's strained relationship, click here: https://www.montanarightnow.com/news/new-accusations-resurface-old-problems-in-the-gov-s-office/article_303897fe-032f-11eb-8b81-6fcd002c7703.html

15mins

6 Oct 2020

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Election 2020: Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen

Montana Lowdown

Montana Free Press Editor-in-Chief John Adams sat down last week with Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen for a wide-ranging discussion on the Montana Lowdown Podcast about growing concerns over lead in the drinking water of Montana public schools, Title 1 funding, school choice, and President Trump’s rollback of key provisions of President Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In one of his first actions as president, Donald Trump, with the help of House and Senate Republicans, rolled back key provisions of ESSA, the 2015 education law that replaced George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act.  Arntzen says that while she supported ESSA, she also supporters less government regulation of schools and current moves toward taxpayer funding for private schools. Says Arntzen: “Why would anybody want a top-down law that’s going to have compliance measures to that? Nobody wants a student to fail. ... School choice ... is a flexibility for a student. ... It’s a consumer choice of what you do with your money before it’s taxed. ... If I want to say, ‘I want to spend my money here, or spend my money there,’ the state should have no authority on what that should be.” Montana Free Press Editor-in-Chief John Adams sat down last week with Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen for a wide-ranging discussion about growing concerns over lead in the drinking water of Montana public schools, Title 1 funding, school choice, and President Trump’s rollback of key provisions of President Obama’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In one of his first actions as president, Donald Trump, with the help of House and Senate Republicans, rolled back key provisions of ESSA, the 2015 education law that replaced George W. Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act. Arntzen said that while she supports ESSA, she also supports less government regulation of schools and current moves toward taxpayer funding for private schools.  “Why would anybody want a top-down law that’s going to have compliance measures to that? Nobody wants a student to fail,” Arntzen told Adams on the podcast. “School choice ... is a flexibility for a student. ... It’s a consumer choice of what you do with your money before it’s taxed. ... If I want to say, ‘I want to spend my money here, or spend my money there,’ the state should have no authority on what that should be.” Arntzen recently made headlines when she sparred with state health officials over proposed new rules aimed at dealing with lead in the drinking water of Montana schools. Arntzen said her decision to push back against the changes was grounded in her objection to the process by which they were proposed.  “Patience is going to be needed for this,” Arntzen said. “We are going to be pressing for this in front of interim committees before the Legislature comes again in 2021. ... The Office of Public Instruction and other stakeholders, education advocates, were not even invited to the table in a broad, meaningful discussion. ... That’s not good government, that is not transparent government.” Arntzen also discussed her prior career as an educator, her six terms in the Montana state Legislature, and her current campaign for re-election against Democratic opponent Melissa Romano. Arntzen defeated Romano in the 2016 race for the office of public instruction by a margin of 3.3 percent, becoming the first Republican to hold the office since 1988. Arntzen also discussed her prior career as an educator, her six terms in the Montana state Legislature, and her current campaign for re-election against Democratic opponent Melissa Romano. Arntzen defeated Romano in the 2016 race for the office of public instruction by a margin of 3.3 percent, becoming the first Republican to hold the office since 1988.

49mins

22 Jul 2019