Understanding the Impact of Desegregation Funding

| February 15, 2017

By Expect More Arizona

Local funding, known as desegregation funding, provides more equitable services and opportunities for nearly a quarter of a million low-income and minority students in Arizona public schools has been targeted for reduction and eventual elimination by Arizona legislators several times. Christine Busch, the superintendent of the 11,800-student Tempe Elementary School District, which utilizes the desegregation funding, says the cuts, which would amount to nearly 10 percent of the district’s budget, “would just devastate us.”

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