The Precedent

Prop 123: More Money More Problems?

Nathan Tucker, News Editor

April 22, 2016

Arizona schools are stuck in an unenviable position. Out of 50 states, Arizona placed 48th in amount of money spent for each student: every Arizonan child in K-12 education equaled $7,208 spent, according to a 2013 report from the US Census Bureau (for reference, the national average that year was $10,7...

Prop 123 falters in future

Prop 123 falters in future

Zach Klein, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

It should come as no surprise to anyone that the latest edition of Arizona state legislature involves the everlasting controversy of expanding school funding. According to the exact written purpose of the proposed bill, is that Prop 123 “adds education funding over 10 years to K-12 students...

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

State testing disrupted learning more than helped

Kaitlyn VanKlompenberg, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

Now that the 2015 AzMERIT testing season has come to a close, let’s take a moment to reflect. Or exhale. The term’s circus, zoo, nightmare have bounced around the testing circuit this spring, but why? Politicians like Gov. Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have g...

Governor Doug Ducey takes away from education

Kathryn McFaul, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2015

Being in the school system is hard enough.  With limited resources, teachers having low salaries and even still pulling money from their own pockets to benefit education, the last thing schools need is a budget cut.  However, because of Governor Doug Ducey that is precisely what will be happening. On...

Battle of the bills

Battle of the bills

Sarah Campbell and Valerie Burgess

March 3, 2015

Since the election of Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona school chief Diane Douglas in November, proposed bills and actions have been taken with regards of education. Although both parties believe they have the best intentions for students, do they really? When both were elected, one would see that the...

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