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ERIC Number: ED562032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona's Education Financing: Elementary and Secondary Education: 2002-2011
Hunting, Dan
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Arizona has grown rapidly over the years and our education system has grown in step with the population. But increasing the total budget for education doesn't mean that we have directed more resources to each student. The numbers show that Arizona has one of the lowest per-pupil funding rates in the country. Parties of one faction or another argue endlessly about which numbers to use in comparing Arizona to other states, or even whether such comparisons are possible. What is indisputable is that Arizona ranks in the bottom tier of states in both education spending and in student achievement and that we have made substantial cuts in our funding of both K-12 and higher education since the beginning of the Great Recession. [This report was presented Nov. 19, 2013, at the "State of our State" Public Policy Choices for Arizona Conference.]
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. P.O. Box 874405, 215 East 7th Street Suite 203, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405. Tel: 480-965-4525; Fax: 480-965-9219; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State University, Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress