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New Study Finds Investment in Public K-12 Education Continues to Drop

canstockphoto2402821Arizona is among five of the eight states with the biggest cuts to public education since 2008 that have also cut income taxes during that time period, according to an updated report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Per student state dollars, adjusted for inflation, for Arizona’s K-12 funding formula is 12.8% lower in fiscal year 2017 than in fiscal year 2008. Over the same period, Arizona personal and corporate income tax rates were cut by 12.8% between 2008 and 2017.

To learn more about how Arizona compares to other states when it comes to restoring state support for K-12 education, read the full report After Nearly a Decade, School Investments Still Way Down in Some States. 

One Response to “New Study Finds Investment in Public K-12 Education Continues to Drop”

  1. Michele says:

    This makes me angry! Teachers in my district are making less than 10 years ago. Retirement went up, we pay for insurance and the cost of living is killing us. Teachers are leaving the profession in droves because they can’t make enough money to survive. I have been teaching 19 years hold two Master’s degrees and can barely afford a comfortable life for me and my two children. Meanwhile our workload has increased, our district office has tripled in size and we have specialist that complain they are bored with nothing to do. Education is key to our future yet we are not supporting the key people that will better everyone’s future. WE need to fund our teachers and our students!!!!!!!!

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