Know Your Candidates
Support candidates who stand up for your priorities for education policies and funding. Vote in both the primary and general elections. Don't forget governor, school board, state senator and representatives, state superintendent of public instruction, U.S. House and Senate—they all make decisions that affect our schools.
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Fact Sheet and Printouts
THE $800M 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 a small portion of the cuts that had been implemented since 2008.