September 6, 2019

Ongoing funding challenges in Pima County schools

A discussion with Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams.

While Red for Ed led to pay raises for teachers across Arizona, underfunding remains a persistent challenge. Lorraine Rivera spoke to Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams about obstacles in the classroom on issues ranging from the country’s perception of public education in Arizona to the need for additional funding for counselors and school resource officers.

“Some of these districts are fortunate to have income levels, or the amount of money that people make around their schools, they’re wealthy and so they can donate and help schools. And every dollar goes a long way,” Williams said. “If you have schools and parents that can’t afford it, those are just dollars and opportunities that aren’t available.”

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