Chris Herstam, former member of the Arizona Board of Regents and former Republican legislative leader, talks about the changing face of Arizona's political scene.
Arizona 6th in U.S in education money coming from feds
Arizona gets more money for public schools from the federal government than all but six states. From Phoenix, KJZZ’s Mark Brodie reports.
MARK BRODIE: The numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show in 2009-2010, Arizona got just more than 18 percent of its money for elementary and secondary schools from the feds. North Dakota led that category, followed by Mississippi, New Mexico and Idaho. New Hampshire got the least amount of cash from Washington. Those amounts do not include federal money that went to schools on Indian reservations. When it comes to state money, only eight states collected less than Arizona. State support accounted for almost 36 percent of the money going to the public education system. The report says that leaves the biggest chunk of education money in Arizona coming from local taxes and other sources - 46 percent. The state ranks near the middle nationwide in that category.