Business, Political Leaders Seek Ways To Increase Arizona’s Education Funding

| June 3, 2015

June 3, 2015 • By Lisa Irish • AZEDNEWS

Arizona business and political leaders discussed the ways they’re seeking to increase state funding for public K-12 education during the Arizona Business and Education Coalition’s annual conference in Phoenix on May 22.

Arizona is ranked last in state funding for education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s “Public Education Finances: 2013” report released Tuesday, June 2.

“Arizona has consistently been ranked as one of the lowest education systems in the country and the potential of students is being threatened by the failure to adequately invest in education and raise the bar for education standards,” said Mike Huckins, Vice President of Public Affairs for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

“It is understandable that during tough economic times funding cuts and sacrifices have to be made,” Huckins said. “Unfortunately, for over five years Arizona’s public schools have taken the brunt of the state’s cuts.”

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