Coalition (of Education Groups Statewide) Says More Work Needed on Funding AZ Schools

| June 1, 2016

By Mark Richardson • Lake Powell Life

PHOENIX – Arizona voters narrowly approved Proposition 123 (May 17), which will provide inflationary funding for schools for the next decade. The same group that got that $3.5 billion funding package approved say there is a lot more work to do to bring the state’s schools up to par. The group wants to get back the $1.2 billion lawmakers have cut from school budgets since 2007 in order to hire new teachers, buy current textbooks, and repair crumbling school buildings. The state’s schools currently rank dead last among the 50 states in per-pupil funding.

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