New study: Arizona schools rank 4th worst in U.S.

| August 3, 2016

By The Daily Courier • Howard FischerCapitol Media Services

PHOENIX – The way WalletHub sees things, Arizona has the fourth worst school system in the entire country.

An analysis of various factors by the financial advice web site puts only Louisiana, New Mexico and Alaska further down on the list. And only Utah and California had a higher ratio of pupils to teachers.

A spokesman for state schools chief Diane Douglas said the rankings, released Monday, “remind us of the needs facing our school system.”

Douglas’ spokesman, Charles Tack, said there is even more recent data than WalletHub used for reading and math scores. And he said both have gone up, calling that “a step in the right direction.”

But Daniel Scarpinato, press aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, was dismissive of the rankings.

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