Arizona CEOs see schools as key weakness

| February 24, 2016

By Ronald J. Hansen • The Republic / azcentral.com

Arizona’s educational system and the workers it produces are viewed as major impediments to better economic growth, a survey of business executives here has found.

Collectively, the executives didn’t see taxes or regulations among their biggest problems, though these have remained popular policy prescriptions.

Instead, nearly three-quarters of the survey’s respondents saw improving K-12 as the most important task for local governments, and 56 percent saw boosting K-12 funding as the state’s biggest job. Similarly, many of the executives wanted better-trained workers and more funds for higher education without abandoning pro-business tax policies.

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