Report: Schools with high Latino enrollment receive least state, local funds

| November 9, 2016

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

As policymakers continue to discuss school funding, schools who receive the least funding from state and local sources serve students with the most needs, according to a recent report.

These Arizona district and charter schools with a high percentage of Latino enrollment serve students with the highest poverty rates, the largest number of English Language Learners and the lowest achievement levels.

Arizona’s financial commitment to these schools and the students they serve does not match the students’ needs, according to “State Of Latino Arizona 2016: Sparking a community conversation about school funding” by David Garcia, Anabel Aportela, Robert Vagl and Larissa Galas, which was released Oct. 6, 2016.

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