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Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction, says a bill aimed at blocking the social promotion of K-12 students to the next grade "gives them a second opportunity to grasp that they need to know to succeed in life." File photo by Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services

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State representative seeks to eliminate 'dating' from school curriculums
Fillmore also wants to rid K-12 districts of social promotion

The vice chairman of the House Education Committee wants schools to teach students less about dating — but also tighten up laws that require them to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

November 22, 2019
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PHOENIX -- Saying too much money is wasted on duplication, state lawmakers took the first steps Tuesday to force consolidation of the more than 200 school districts in the state.

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