Arizona’s Students are in a Race for the Best Jobs and Quality of Life. Don’t Let Them Fall Behind.
Arizona’s leaders are faced with an unprecedented challenge. In a difficult economic climate, we must conserve spending while still supporting important programs that benefit our citizens and help improve our economic future and quality of life.
The success of Arizona and its students in competing in a knowledge-based global economy is dependent upon the quality of education in our state. Although there are many successes in Arizona, our students are falling behind their national and international peers in academic performance, high school graduation rates and postsecondary completion.
Strengthening education in our state requires cooperation and leadership at all levels of our statewide community. As a policymaker, you have the ability to make education the priority it should be in Arizona. Your leadership in crafting policies and dedicating resources will contribute to the success of our students and better position Arizona to attract the type of businesses and workforce talent that will provide greater economic rewards statewide.