If you live in Arizona and you care about your community’s public schools, then you must know Robin Hiller.

Arizona is often known as “the Wild West of charter schools,” where charters are allowed to get public money with nearly no supervision and are allowed to ignore laws about nepotism and conflicts. Remember the Arizona Republic’s astonishing investigation of the charters where every board member belongs to the same family, where charters direct millions in contracts to board members or founders, where for-profit charters are not required to disclose their tax records?

Robin Hiller’s Tucson-based Voices for Children is a strong advocate for the battered, underfunded public schools. Read her latest here, where she explains that standardized testing is a measure, not a way to improve education.