Most AZ High School Grads Ineligible for AZ Universities

Friday's The Arizona Republic detailed a report from the Arizona Board of Regents finding "fewer than half of Arizona high school graduates meet the admission requirements for the state universities."

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Regents President Eileen Klein added, "We have record enrollments, but not record numbers of Arizona students," referring to the increased percentage of non-resident students in recent years.

In the meantime, Republican leaders in the Arizona State Legislature refuse to pay $331 million in education funding ordered by the court, suggesting the money be pulled from the land trust and First Things First.

The refusal to pay continues to frustrate House Democratic Leader Rep. Dr. Eric Meyer. “Republican leaders are playing games while the money is sitting in the bank,” he said. “The dollars are there.”

#AskDuceyWhy he and Republican leadership are playing games with education funding