Republicans boast about K-12 funding, but the numbers don’t support their claims

An Arizona teacher holds up a sign in front of the state Capitol during a rally on April 26. //Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images

By Jim Small | Arizona Mirror

 Have you heard? Under Republican leadership, K-12 funding is no longer a problem, because of all the great work our Republican leaders have done, and any insistence otherwise from teachers, parents, public school advocates and the media must be socialist agitprop and #fakenews.

Some legislative Republicans are slapping themselves on the back hard enough to give each other injuries as they crow about the great state of K-12 funding.

Last week, Rep. Warren Petersen, the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, issued a press release noting that, because of “major investments” in K-12 funding, the legislature may soon have to vote on allowing education funding to exceed a constitutional cap enacted in 1980.

Decrying a “false narrative” that K-12 education in Arizona is underfunded, Petersen declared that “the numbers tell a much different story” and that the state “has invested so much funding in K-12.”

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