Education groups such as RedForEd spent the summer collecting signatures for the “Invest In Education” Act which is set to be a proposition for the November ballot. It may be the only proposition out there to fund education but that doesn’t mean it’s the right one. This proposition would give Arizona its largest permanent tax increase ever, the 5th highest in the nation. It not only affects the rich as it claims, it impacts small businesses and entrepreneurs. If passed it will drive away business, stunt job growth and derail Arizona’s economic recovery. This bill is all about teacher and staff raises and leaves very little on the table for our students and classrooms. It was drafted by special interest groups and unions and turns securing revenue for our schools into a straight out political battle that is extending into our classrooms. Our students deserve better. Our classrooms deserve better. Our educators deserve better….but Invest In Ed is not the answer.