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Your Turn: Gov. Doug Ducey Would Give Schools $89 More Per Student. That’s Not Enough.

From The Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is restoring money cut to schools during the recession, but it’s not enough to truly move the needle.

Gov. Doug Ducey is hearing the alarm bells across our state about our critical teacher shortage.

Tens of thousands of Arizona children are in classrooms without a permanent teacher. Positions go unfilled and classrooms get more crowded as so many exceptional teachers leave Arizona schools because of low pay and a lack of the support and infrastructure they need.

But the governor’s response so far doesn’t match the level of the crisis. And while voters, parents and business leaders consistently name public education funding as their top priority, Ducey’s response gives us more words than action.

Read the full editorial here. 

 

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