Tag: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Proposition 123 won’t bring Arizona public school funding to pre-recession amount

| December 16, 2015
Proposition 123 won’t bring Arizona public school funding to pre-recession amount

A new report found that Arizona public schools will still be funded $863 million less than before the recession, even if Proposition 123 passes.

The report from the the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, as outlined by KJZZ, says aid to students in Arizona is still 15 percent less than it was in 2009, accounting for inflation. Arizona cut more funding to schools between 2008 and 2014 than any other state in the country.

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Recession, Politics and Policy Stretch Arizona School Budgets

| June 17, 2015
Recession, Politics and Policy Stretch Arizona School Budgets

By Fernanda Santos and Motoko Rich • The New York Times PHOENIX — In the rural Saddle Mountain Unified School District 50 miles west of Phoenix, three new libraries have been locked since last year. In a neighboring county, an elementary school closed last month because there was no money to keep it open, even […]

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Arizona reports largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student in nation

| May 13, 2015
Arizona reports largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student in nation

May 13, 2015 • Children’s Action Alliance Arizona stands out in higher education according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. But it’s not because of our innovative programs, cutting edge research, or amazing graduates. Between 2008 and 2015, Arizona had the largest percentage cuts to higher education funding per student […]

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