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Document Number: 8724

Building a Sustained School Facilities Remedy: Arizona's Innovative Blueprint for Capital Funding - This report analyzes Arizona's innovative process for financing and building school facilities. It summarizes the education quality litigation and remedy that led to a novel standards-based school facilities boon in Arizona. The paper documents the subsequent years of implementation, and reviews weaknesses (such as underfunding) that have emerged in the remedy. The report also evaluates the role of the courts in the Arizona experience, and examines the impact of the state’s changes to facilities financing and decisionmaking on standards, funding, accountability, public involvement and student performance.(Molly Hunter, Campaign for Educational Equity, July 2010)...

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