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Education by the numbers

Education by the numbers

Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   $4.80 * Amount of return in future income for every $1 spent on community college education.   $35,580 ** Median annual earnings for jobs requiring a high school diploma.   $58,240 ** Median annual earnings for jobs requiring an associate degree. $68,190 ** Median annual earnings for jobs […]

Increase educational funding

Increase educational funding

By BRITTNEY YOUNG  Arizona ranks dead last among states when it comes to educational funding. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities gave Arizona that ranking when it compared state funding for K-12 schools from 2008 to 2014. It found Arizona cut its state funding per student by 23.3 percent. Most jobs now require more […]

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: State must reinvest in college education

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: State must reinvest in college education

The recent decision by Pima Community College leaders to raise tuition has brought the soaring costs of higher education back into our collective consciousness. As the price of everything from food and gas to clothing continues to rise, an extra $5 per credit hour for classes will take another bite out of college students’ wallets. […]