Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: time to stop paying lawyers and start paying teachers

I just called lawmakers back to the Arizona State Capitol to vote on a major K-12 funding package. It injects an additional $3.5 billion into our public schools over the next 10 years and it permanently establishes certainty for K-12 funding.

Working together with legislative and education leaders, we’ve built a winning plan that gives educators the resources they’ve been asking for and sends a strong message about the value of education in Arizona.

Our plan is to better utilize dollars in the state’s Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund. It will get billions of dollars flowing to our kids and teachers all while protecting our general fund budget – and it won’t raise taxes on Arizonans.

Learn more here.

There is strong support and momentum behind this effort. It’s time to stop paying lawyers and start paying teachers.

Let’s get this done.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey

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