VIP Secures Backing for Maricopa Community Colleges

"Valley Interfaith Project, a community organization composed of religious and civic leaders, spoke in support of the tax hike, telling the board members that the increase was small but would yield a good return on investment. 'The state has placed our educational system in a vise grip and now only provides 1 percent of the funding for the district,' Monica Dorcey said.

'The Legislature has simply passed the buck on its responsibility to be good stewards of our economic future. They placed an added burden on our local government to make up the difference,' said Dorcey, who also is a member of the board of Arizona Career Pathways, a non-profit job-training program that has a partnership with the community colleges."

MCCCD Approves Tax Hike, Arizona Republic

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