Statewide property tax among school-funding proposals for Arizona

| July 13, 2016

By Alia Beard Rau • The Republic /

For 35 years, Arizona has stretched its public-school funding formula to fit expanding school-choice options, from open-district boundaries and charter schools to online programs and empowerment scholarship accounts.

The formula has reached its breaking point.

Now, state leaders are working on ways to remake the funding system so it fits the state’s current education menu. And it’s going to be a fight.

School administrators, advocacy groups and concerned residents have submitted nearly a dozen proposals to Gov. Doug Ducey’s Classrooms First Initiative Council.

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