200 Northern Arizona Interfaith Council (NAIC) leaders, with the Prescott College Social Justice Human Rights Program, assembled with all six candidates of Arizona Legislative District 1 to push for increased funding of public schools across the state. Said Tom Benson, "If we want our community and state to be a desirable place to work, raise a family, as well a retire it must be supported by a strong education system from Pre-K through college."
Leaders explained the challenges of state school funding before asking each candidate to publicly support allocating additional revenues for district schools, restoring higher education funding and meeting with NAIC leadership once elected in office. Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard expressed appreciation for the accountability assembly as well as the hope that local legislators would "step up for public education in the upcoming legislative session."
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