Education top issue for fourth straight year

The San Tan Times reported that Expect More Arizona commissioned its annual statewide public opinion survey of 600 likely Arizona voters and for the fourth year in a row, results show that voters believe education is the most important issue facing our state, above immigration, healthcare or the economy.

Additionally, Arizona voters overwhelming appreciate the connection between education and the strength of our communities and believe every student, regardless of race, income or zip code should receive an excellent education every step of the way.

Along with additional funding and meaningful policy changes, it will take local communities leading the way to significantly move the Education Progress Meter indicators. Data that matters most to local communities, which was collected and analyzed by ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, complements existing statewide data to provide a more comprehensive look at educational achievement and enables local decision makers to best direct attention and resources.