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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. The legislature should make a bold investment in public education with reliable and sustainable revenue sources; K-12 education in the state remains over $1 billion below 2008 funding levels when accounting for inflation and population growth