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Democrat David Garcia and Republican Diane Douglas debate Thursday night in the race for state superintendent of public instruction.  (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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State school chief candidates show contrasts during first debate

PHOENIX -- Republican Diane Douglas said voters should elect her as the next schools chief to save education in Arizona from "people in the ivory towers that actually have the audacity to refer to our children as human capital.'During a televised debate here, Douglas said the education system has turned in to one predominantly of training children for jobs. The result, she said, is the message for children is that "the only goal that they should have in life is to become worker bees.'