Funding tanks Arizona’s national grade for education

| January 20, 2016

By Lisa Irish • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Arizona’s students are among leaders in the nation in achievement gains in math and reading, but its per-pupil state funding, identified as the lowest in the nation, pulled the grade for Arizona’s public schools down to a D+ in the Quality Counts 2016 report released by Education Week‘s Research Center last week, “Called to Account: New Directions in School Accountability.”

The report ranks Arizona 45th among the states when looking at students’ chance for success, school finance and K-12 achievement combined.

For K-12 achievement, Arizona was in the middle of the pack, but Arizona students’ chances for success were ranked among the lowest of all the states.

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