Quick Facts: Public Education Funding in Arizona


FACTS ABOUT PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING IN ARIZONA

It’s the 2010 voting season!  Steer clear of the misinformation campaigns.  Take a moment to familiarize yourself with some quick facts on public education funding prior to the November 2 general election.
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  • In 2007, Arizona spent $61 less per pupil in real dollars than it did in 1987. This was before the recent cuts to education!

  • Arizona ranks at the bottom for per pupil spending nationwide. The rankings below do not take into account recent cuts to education!

# 47 Education Week Quality Counts per pupil expenditures 2010 (2007 numbers)

Education Week, January 14, 2010, http://www.edweek.org/media/ew/qc/2010/17sos.h29.finance.pdf


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NEA  Rankings & Estimates, Dec. 2009, (2008-09 numbers) p. 73

http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/010rankings.pdf


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U.S. Census Bureau, June 2010 Report, Elementary-Secondary Per Pupil Current Spending Amounts by State: 2007-08

http://www2.census.gov/govs/school/08f33pub.pdf


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ALEC Report Card on Education, 2008 (2006-07 numbers)

http://www.alec.org/am/pdf/education/2008_report_card/ReportCard_EdInputs.pdf
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  • The legislature cut $357,360,700 from K-12 education funding in the last two years (2008-2010).  This represents a 8.19% reduction to K-12 public education funding in Arizona. Includes rollovers, ARRA shifts and baseline changes. Calculations based on http://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/ReductionsFY08-FY10.pdf

  • The legislature cut $1,041,552,000 from total public education funding in the last two years (2008-2010).  This represents a 16.76% reduction to total public education funding in Arizona.

Includes rollovers, ARRA shifts and baseline changes. Calculations based on http://www.azleg.gov/jlbc/ReductionsFY08-FY10.pdf

-27.06% State Board of Charter Schools

-19.32% State Board for Community Colleges

-3.37% AZ State School for the Deaf & Blind

-8.19% Department of Education (K-12)

-45.58% Commission on Post Secondary Education

-80.33% Schools Facilities Board (funds for school construction)

-19.57% Arizona Universities
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