Arizona state superintendent: Schools need resources after years of cuts

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Monday, August 5, 2013

Arizona schools need more money, and it's time for the governor and lawmakers to provide it, state school Superintendent John Huppenthal said Thursday.

Huppenthal, in announcing annual grades for schools and AIMS test scores for students, said he was pleased that, despite funding cuts, overall performance improved. But he said the upward trend of the percentage of students passing could be better if there were more resources.

"We know that the stress from the finances of the last couple of years are a significant distraction from the educational mission, and that the Legislature needs to do something about it," Huppenthal said.

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