Opinion: Two years ago, I opposed Invest in Education. Here’s why I’ve changed my mind.
Marisol Garcia, an eighth-grade social studies teacher in the Isaac School District and vice president of the Arizona Education Association, stands by boxes containing the 435,669 signatures for the InvestInEd ballot initiative that were turned in at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office at the state Capitol in Phoenix on July 2, 2020. (Photo: David Wallace/The Republic)
Here, finally, is where the rubber meets the road for Arizona’s children.
Should we raise taxes to boost funding for public schools? Or is the state’s current investment in their (and our) future good enough?
Supporters of Proposition 208 will tell you that it’s time, finally, to Invest in Education.
As long as we can do it with someone else’s money.
Opponents of Proposition 208 will tell you that if voters raise taxes on the richest among