Funding Formula Tool
In collaboration with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and A For Arizona, the Center developed a comprehensive school finance tool to evaluate reform options for Arizona’s complicated school funding formula.
The Center is a trusted advisor to the Governor’s Classrooms First Council and provids extensive evidence and testimony to Council members regarding the need to modernize the state’s education funding system.
School Finance Infographic
The Center for Student Achievement analyzed Arizona’s complex and outdated funding system and created a graphic to show how K-12 education is funded. Arizona provides funding to local school districts and independent charter holders that, in turn, distribute resources to their school sites. This graphic shows the various sources of revenue that fund our public schools.
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