Arizona's education system remains in crisis. There are still 1,700 teacher vacancies across the state, and nearly 1000 teachers have had to leave the classroom this year alone. To finally solve this crisis, we need to create a long term funding package that follows these principles:
MORE THAN $1 BILLION A YEAR IN NEW FUNDING
Brings more than $1 billion per year into K-12 education, with additional resources to fund early education and higher education.
Includes a combination of revenue source(s) that will be sustainable over the long term.
Will make our education funding system more fair to low- and middle-income families.
MEETS STUDENT NEEDS
Allocates money based on student needs in order to close the achievement gap.
Provides transparency and oversight, without adding complicated new accountability systems.