Am I the only one terribly embarrassed by Arizona being 50th in the United States in education dollars per student? And it will keep getting worse if the Republicans like Barton, Crandell and Thorpe get into the Legislature. Already our state Legislature, controlled by so-called conservative Republicans, has cut at least a billion dollars from the state education budget. They say they are pro-business, but what quality corporation will locate in Arizona when we have a laughably underfunded education system to offer relocating, well-educated families? Successful corporations are looking for a well-trained, capable workforce. Cutting education funds won’t attract the jobs we all want our kids to have.
Ballard, LeFevre and Chabin are for restoring the deep cuts in education. No real pro-business conservative can stand by while Arizona falls to the bottom of the educational heap.
Education cuts are clearly anti-business and anti-jobs.