Parents Groups Fighting for More Education Funding

| February 26, 2016

By Arizona Public Media staff

Public education advocates are increasingly forming parent and community groups to push for more state funding for public education in Arizona.

That comes in the face of what one advocate said have been $3 billion cut from public education funding since the recession in 2008, and with no sign that the Republican-controlled Legislature or Republican Gov. Doug Ducey have any intentions of restoring it.

“What’s happening is it’s become very evident to parents that their children’s schools are deeply, deeply underfunded,” education advocate Ann-Eve Pedersen said in an interview on Metro Week (Feb. 19). “They are seeing the effects of that in the quality of education their children are receiving.”

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