Kids deserve a top-notch education tailored to their needs. That’s why the Goldwater Institute helped make Arizona the leading state for education choice. In 2010, five Goldwater reforms became law, including education accounts for special-needs students, a school-performance rating system, ending of social promotion, expansion of charter schools, and new certification requirements so that experts in math, science, and other areas can teach their subjects without a teaching certificate from a college of education.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LOUISIANA FAMILIES TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE: OUR KIDS’ SCHOOLING IS NOT YOUR BUSINESSPosted on May 05, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Having fought their way into the courtroom last month to defend Louisiana’s school voucher program against a legal attack by the US Department of Justice, a coalition of Louisiana parents is now asking a judge to terminate the proceedings altogether.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IN WAKE OF VICTORY OVER TEACHERS' UNIONS, ARIZONA LAWMAKERS, GOVERNOR APPROVE EXPANSION OF FIRST-IN-THE-NATION SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMPosted on April 24, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Wednesday two pieces of legislation that will expand a first-of-its-kind school choice program to an even larger pool of Arizona kids than are currently eligible. The move comes just weeks after the state prevailed over a three-year lawsuit by a local teachers' union challenging the constitutionality of the education savings accounts program.
Mediocre may be closer than it appearsPosted on March 25, 2014 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
When driving, if you look in your side-view mirror, you’re reminded that “objects in mirror are closer than they appear.” In Arizona, despite what state results show for our public schools, mediocrity may be closer than it appears.
BREAKING NOW: ARIZONA SUPREME COURT DENIES TEACHERS’ UNION APPEAL, UPHOLDS NEXT FRONTIER EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT PROGRAMPosted on March 21, 2014 | Type: Press Release
Ruling paves way for education savings accounts throughout the country, even where vouchers have been rejected
Education savings accounts and The Magnolia StatePosted on March 14, 2014 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Remember when you finished high school? The sheepskin you received at graduation was your ticket to either a job or college. Wherever you were going, that accomplishment would follow you and help you get started in adulthood.