Did your legislators make the grade?

We summarized the voting records of all current state senators and representatives on key public school funding legislation in 2017.

Fact Sheets

The Billion Dollar Funding Gap

Arizona’s public schools took a massive hit during the Great Recession. Our Legislature slashed $1.5 billion in funding, the biggest reduction in K-12 monies in the nation. The 2016 voter-approved settlement over inflationary funding, known as Proposition 123, only restored 18% of the cuts that had been implemented since 2008.

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The Voucher Scam

While Governor Ducey and many lawmakers have said we can’t afford to do more to strengthen public education, they have made private schools a high priority, dramatically growing the amount of tax dollars that are diverted away from public and religious schools. The public dollars diverted from public schools through private school tax credits and ESA vouchers has grown from $14 million in 1999 to $253 million in 2018.

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Investing In Arizona’s Future