Support for the movement and the unity it has shown
Kathy proudly voted to walkout with her fellow educators and was inspired by unity within the movement. Read more about her experience and support for #REDforEd in her Globe-Miami Times op-ed.
Unpaid Maternity Leave Hurts your Kid's Teacher
Kathy has spoken to countless parents about their challenges when facing unpaid maternity/paternity leave in the schools. Teachers should not worry about whether they can make ends meet while welcoming a new child into their family. Read about how unpaid maternity/paternity leave holds teachers back in Kathy's latest publication.
Changing our Gendered Politics
Kathy is proud to be a female candidate who’s leading the next generation of women. Our current “politics as usual” stance holds women back. Time’s up for career politicians who do not demonstrate respect and integrity for ALL candidates. Read her article in Medium regarding supporting female candidates and women in office!
Students with disabillities need qualified teachers
As a speech therapist, Kathy Hoffman has spent several years working with special-education students. This experience has led her to understand the various needs of this student population and how those needs can be best met by educators. Read more about her thoughts regarding SB 1317, a law that has been implemented to remove the specific requirements for special education teachers.
TUSD's Bilingual Programs Need Resources to Succeed
The English-only policy in our schools has been especially detrimental to our Spanish-speaking community for too long. Kathy strongly believes that bilingual education is a tool for success for all student. Read her more about her thoughts on her op-ed.