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Commentary: Choice will help alleviate public school overcrowding (access required)

Matthew LadnerWe can’t spend our way out of this problem. Total education funding now consumes more than 60 percent of Arizona’s general fund. But there is no pleasing some. John Wright, president of the Arizona Education Association, says the bi-partisan budget deal “represents a monumental missed opportunity.” Despite receiving a nearly half billion dollar funding increase for ...

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