A lawyer is asking Attorney General to delay the May 17 special election because Secretary of State Michele Reagan failed to meet the deadline for getting publicity pamphlets to voters.
The campaign to put $3.5 billion more into schools over 10 years is shifting its tone now that early voting is underway.
With the special May 17 election quickly approaching, Arizona’s voters will soon head to the polls to vote on Proposition 123, which will provide an adequate K-12 funding resolution for students and schools moving forward.
Be very afraid
The last time Fred DuVal and Doug Ducey discussed K-12 education and the long-running lawsuit over school funding, the two were trading barbs during the debates of the rancorous 2014 gubernatorial race.
Saying the current education funding crisis was “manufactured” by the governor and Legislature, the League of Women Voters is urging Arizonans to reject Proposition 123 at the May 17 special election.
Readers last week were treated to Dianne Post’s column opposing Proposition 123 (March 24). It featured arguments long on rhetoric and legal theories outside the mainstream, but it was short on facts.
While many good-hearted people have encouraged supporting Prop. 123 because they claim it is a good start and injects badly needed money immediately into the classroom, unfortunately, they are wrong. First, there will be a lawsuit regarding whether or not the enabling act requires Congressional approval to implement the Proposition. During the lawsuit, which could take several years, no monies wil[...]
All signs point to passage of Proposition 123, but some school districts are worried about voter fatigue when they return to the polls in November to ask for more money.
The Grand Canyon Institute agrees with Governor Ducey and the educational community. Prop. 123 needs to be approved by voters on May 17. Prop. 123 is an important start, but restoring funding of legal minimums is not a substitute for substantive discussion on real investments in K-12 education, and how investments can be leveraged to improve outcomes. Arizona’s support for K-12 education has fal[...]
Fundraising for Proposition 123, a K-12 funding measure that will settle a long-running lawsuit, is off to a good start with nearly a half million dollars in the bank so far.
Opposition is building to a measure that slid through the Legislature that asks voters to approve a plan to tap a trust account to boost education funding.