Some are greeting the good news with calls to quickly invest more in education. But Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Republican legislative leaders say it's too soon for a spending spree
- Lower test scores – “The more money invested, the higher the test scores,” said ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Dan Huntington.
- Increase in classroom sizes and effects on teachers - a former Phoenix Elementary School District governing board member said in a recent interview that the state budget cuts did mean schools had to increase their classroom sizes and freeze teacher compensation. A recent report shows that teachers are leaving Arizona “in droves.”
- Student safety impacted – some schools will have to scale back facilities maintenance, security guards and shared nurses.