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Classroom Crisis

  • Arizona ranks dead last in the nation for teacher pay. (Source: Arizona Republic)
  • Our state ranks 48th for public school funding and in student achievement outcomes. (Source: KTAR)
  • Low teacher pay remains central to the teacher recruitment and retention crisis. (Source: Arizona Education News) Teachers are leaving the state for better opportunities elsewhere. (Source: 12 News Phoenix)
  • Vouchers pull millions from our already underfunded public schools, worsening the classroom crisis. (Source: Arizona Republic)


Ralph Quintana President of Arizona Federation of Teachers speaks out against Dark Money, a Step 2 for eduaction funding in Arizona and a lack of teacher support in the classroom. 

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Vote No Prop 123


Arizona schools are suffering from a combination of lower public investment, higher child poverty and rising enrollments. This is the result of a multiyear effort by Republicans and allies like the Goldwater Institute to cut taxes for the rich in a manner that forces schools to make tough choices while the state’s richest households do better than ever.

Governor Ducey’s Proposition 123 provides some additional funding for schools, but that funding is inadequate, comes at the cost of endangering the State Land Trust and would