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Economic pain of COVID-19 increases need for school finance reform

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As Arizona's schools adapt to online instruction and try to figure out their short-term plans, the coronavirus-related disruptions on the state's education system have only just begun. The COVID-19 pandemic's negative impacts on the economy and tax revenues are going to cause major shortfalls in school district and state budgets, which will make it increasingly crucial for Arizona to pivot toward a more equitable and flexible school funding system that better utilizes every education dollar.

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