A 42-year-old amendment to Arizona’s constitution is proving to have dire effects on the state’s public school system.
Education officials say Arizona's underfunded school system is a failure on the Republican-led legislature's part to "appropriately invest in our state’s future."
Prop 208 adds a tax on the state's top income-earners to fund public schools. It's expected to bring in nearly $1 billion of new revenue annually.
The legalization of recreational marijuana and a wealth tax to fund education proved to be overwhelmingly popular with Arizona voters.
Trump has received pushback for choosing business-minded DeVos to run education, while Biden has promised to build a “teacher-oriented” department.
Backers of the Invest in Education Act see it as a way to pump about $940 million a year into the state’s underfunded school system.
A new infrastructure plan to expand Tucson's public wi-fi network is in the works, thanks to federal funding the city received earlier this year.
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