PRIMER: Expanding Educational Opportunity | Office of the Arizona Governor – Governor Doug Ducey

by | Jul 28, 2022 | Education

As Arizona students head back to school in the days ahead, classrooms and educators will be better equipped than ever before. Per pupil spending has never been higher, school safety continues to be a high priority and the state is embarking on a whole new era of school choice.Under Governor Doug Ducey’s leadership, Arizona has demonstrated its commitment to providing the resources necessary to set our kids up for success. This year’s budget includes the most significant yearly increase for K-12 education funding in the last eight years – $1.3 billion. Since January 2015, the state has made an  $11.8 billion cumulative investment in K-12 education.It may not make the headlines, but per pupil funding in Arizona has increased every year for the past eight years. But funding is only part of the story. Governor Ducey has embraced new approaches to K-12 education and has transformed our state into a laboratory of educational innovation. Exciting things are happening in Arizona that are happening nowhere else and the rest of the country is paying attention.Historic School Choice ExpansionGovernor Ducey started this year’s legislative session by calling to “expand school choice in any way we can,” promising that if the legislature sent him the bills, he would sign them. Arizona went above and beyond that goal. Governor Ducey signed the most expansive school choice legislation in the nation. More than a million K-12 students will also be afforded the opportunity to attend the e …

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