A recent article published in the Capitol Times shows that the dramatic downward trend in state spending on education gets passed on to taxpayers in bonds and budget overrides.
The governor recently announced that he will ask the Legislature to put a measure on the ballot to direct money from the state land trust to classrooms in 2017. Arizona schools need money for classrooms, students and teachers now. This could be one part of a comprehensive plan to increase education funding, but it is not a solution in and of itself. The issues our schools, children and teachers are facing will require a long-term plan to increase investment in our classrooms.