Reason Foundation’s Arizona K-12 Funding Reform Model is now available for education advocates to explore potential school finance policy solutions in real-time.
You can explore the interactive model here: Arizona K-12 Funding Reform Model
Arizona’s K-12 funding system is broken, with research showing the state’s highest property-wealth school districts generate $5,599 per pupil more on average than their lower-wealth counterparts. For instance, Queen Creek Unified School District gets 184% more per student than Isaac Elementary School District due to factors that have nothing to do with student needs. Matthew Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity, also notes that nearly