Tucson Metro Chamber Applauds Governor Ducey and the Legislature for Prioritizing School Funding and Increasing Teacher Pay
The Tucson Metro Chamber applauds Governor Ducey and the Legislature for prioritizing school funding and increasing teacher pay. This is a budget priority that has been missing for far too long as our economy, and corresponding state-shared revenues, have recovered.
Throughout Southern Arizona, businesses of all sizes and industries have one need: strong job seekers. That starts in the classroom with those teaching our children. A strong education system is the cornerstone to ensuring Arizona’s future workforce has the skills to meet the needs of our businesses and job creators.
The Chamber commends the Governor for putting forward the 20X2020 Plan. As representatives of the business community, we agree an increase in funding must be included in the base formula moving forward. We look forward to working with Governor Ducey and the Legislature on details to ensure a plan meets the needs of our member businesses, as well as Arizona’s education system.