K/12 Community College Finance

The Arizona Republic
Monday, August 10, 2015
Mary Beth Faller
“If we can have an equitable finance system, it doesn’t bother me whether a school district has a higher need for administrators, because we’re going to give them equitable funding and they choose how to spend it."
Casa Grande Dispatch
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Sean McCarthy
While it is true state lawmakers have asked CAC to participate in the recession by sharing in state aid cuts, local property tax levy increases outpaced state cuts by a 5:1 ratio.
The Arizona Republic
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Robert Robb
ATRA discovered an interesting correlation. States with the highest student growth tended to rank relatively low on per-pupil spending. That makes sense. Growing states will be filling out classrooms and hiring younger teachers.
The Arizona Republic
Monday, June 22, 2015
Sean McCarthy
Instead of wringing hands over rankings that lack accuracy, cost of living adjustments and context, policymakers should focus on matching the finance structure to the current landscape of Arizona's public schools.
Eastern Arizona Courier
Monday, June 1, 2015
Syvlia Allen
The Arizona Republic
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Mary Beth Faller
"...[E]very decision that has to be made going forward has to be made with an eye toward equity," said Sean McCarthy, an education research analyst for the tax-watchdog group.
The Arizona Daily Star
Monday, February 9, 2015
Alexis Huicochea
The Arizona Republic
Monday, January 5, 2015
Sean McCarthy
The disparity created by the tax-credit program pales in comparison to the inequity driven by other loopholes in Arizona's school finance system.
Arizona Capitol Times
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sean McCarthy
The NEA ranks Arizona 29th for school year 2012-13 in average salaries for K-12 “public school teachers.” The Capitol Times article incorrectly reported Arizona at 42nd. When controlling for per-capita personal income, Arizona’s ranking jumps to 14th in the nation.
CBS 5 Arizona
Friday, July 11, 2014
Jason Barry
"The fallout associated with this is going to be dramatic under any scenario," said McCarthy. "Whether it's cuts to other state agencies that are certain to occur, or tax increases, or a combination of both, the money has to come from somewhere."


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