AZ WEEK: Will Ducey’s Funding Plan Raise Arizona Education?

| June 17, 2015

By Arizona Public Media

Arizona Week Friday analyzes Gov. Doug Ducey’s plan to infuse Arizona K-12 education with $1.8 billion in the next five years from the State Land Trust Fund. It would break down to an additional $300 per student.

In recent years, local schools, even high performing ones, have said shrinking state funding makes it difficult to buy or replace supplies, pay teachers and maintain high standards.

“We have more demands placed on public education and at the same time, funding is drying up,” Sabino High School Principal Matt Munger said. The Tucson Unified School District school has an A rating, the highest grade awarded by the State.

Also on the program:

AZPM’s Christopher Conover interviews Gov. Doug Ducey on his plan to bolster Arizona education.

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