At Center for Arizona Policy, our longstanding policy has been to support parents in the educational decision they deem best for their children. We advocate for an Arizona where school choice options are robust, offering parents a wide variety of quality educational options.
Whether the parents choose homeschooling, private schools, charter schools, public schools, or online education, our heart and goal is to support parents in their educational choice. We avoid making a “value” statement as to what that decision should be – it is between the parents and God as to what is best for their children and their family.
A robust school choice environment only happens if every school choice option is worthy of parents’ consideration. Passage of Prop 123 is a necessary step for those who favor school choice as well as those who support our local public schools.
Today, I encourage you to join me in voting Yes for Proposition 123.
Proposition 123 accomplishes the following educational goals:
Provides needed additional funding for Arizona’s K-12 public schools without raising taxes.
Directly benefits students by increasing classroom spending.
Helps retain quality teachers by providing the needed resources.
Settles a years-long lawsuit on public school educational funding that, absent this settlement, means prolonged litigation with a high likelihood of raised taxes.
The additional funding comes from the Permanent Land Endowment Trust Fund. A key purpose of the trust is to provide education funding. Prop 123 increases the distribution from the trust without jeopardizing future generations. You can read more about this important measure here.
In encouraging a Yes vote for Prop 123, we stand with legislative leaders who stand with us on life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. We stand with Governor Ducey who stands with us in support of robust school choices for all Arizonans. These leaders have examined all the issues surrounding Prop 123, and have resoundingly concluded that Prop 123 is worthy of a Yes vote!
Key Election Dates – Mark Your Calendars
April 18 Voter Registration Deadline to vote in the May 17 Special Election. Register to vote here.
April 20 Early Balloting Begins for the May 17 Special Election.
May 17 Special Election Day on Prop 123 and Prop 124.