David Lujan explains why voters should pass Prop. 208, the Invest In Ed ballot initiative. He is one of the authors of the 2018 and 2020 versions of the initiative. Lujan is the Director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. He is a former member of the state Senate and House of Representatives and has worked in public policy in Arizona for 20 years.

David Lujan is one of the authors of the 2018 and 2020 versions of the initiative. Lujan is the Director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress. He is a former member of the state Senate and House of Representatives and has worked in public policy in Arizona for 20 years.

David Lujan is one of the authors of the 2018 and 2020 versions of the initiative. Lujan is the Director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.

When Prop. 208 passes, the income raised would be distributed as follows:

  • 50% as grants to school districts, charter schools, and state schools for the deaf and blind—in proportion to the weighted student count—to hire teachers and classroom support personnel and increase base compensation for teachers and classroom support personnel;
  • 25% as grants to school districts, charter schools, and state schools for the deaf and blind—in proportion to the weighted student count—to hire student support services personnel and increasing base compensation for student support services personnel;
  • 10% as grants to school districts, charter schools, and state schools for the deaf and blind—in proportion to the weighted student count—to provide mentoring and retention programming for new classroom teachers;
  • 12% to the Career Training and Workforce Fund, which would provide multi-year grants to school districts, charter schools, and career technical districts for career and technical programs for grades 9-12, college-level educational opportunities, academic acceleration programs, tutoring, mentoring, counseling, mental health services for high school students, and hiring school counselors; and
  • 3% to the Arizona Teachers Academy Fund, which was created to provide incentives and mentoring for students to become teachers and teach within the public school system.