AZ Schools Now is a coalition of dedicated volunteers, educators, parents, school board members, faith-based leaders, and children’s advocates focused on reinvesting in Arizona’s public schools. Collectively, the constituencies of the AZ Schools Now partner organizations represent some of Arizona’s most ardent and invested supporters of public education.
AZ Schools Now partner organizations have members across the state of Arizona. These organizations include the Arizona Association of School Psychologists, Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Arizona Center for Economic Progress, Arizona Education Association, Arizona Education Network, Arizona Latino School Board Association, Arizona PTA, Arizona School Administrators Association, Children’s Action Alliance, Friends of Arizona School Boards Association, League of Women Voters of Arizona, Save Our Schools Arizona, Stand Together Arizona Training and Advocacy Center-YWCA, Support Our Schools Arizona, Tucson Values Teachers, and Valley Interfaith Project.
To ensure steady progress in the success of Arizona’s public schools and its students, the coalition has identified four key objectives to champion with state lawmakers
Broaden existing revenue streams and reject proposals to shrink funding availability for public education through tax cuts and the expansion of tax credits and school vouchers
Expand and stabilize our workforce of qualified teachers through competitive compensation and professional support
Provide critical tools for classrooms with supplies and updated textbooks and technology
Repair and maintain school facilities to give students safe, clean and functional places to learn