Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career.
EDITORIAL: Arizona Republic
The Phoenix-based Goldwater Institute gets a big gold star for pointing out a vexing problem with the state's funding formula for public schools:
Delays in calculations of per-student funding fail to keep up with a highly mobile student population, resulting in misallocations. According to the institute's report "Ghost Students," allocations to schools with declining enrollments could amount to as much as $125 million in overpayments per year.
Arizona enacted a new law earlier this month that got little attention but could make a big impact on school performance.
Around the country, school finance formulas and accounting systems are notoriously complex. Arizona’s system is no exception. For many years, Arizona’s program was considered one of the nation’s most difficult to understand.
PHOENIX – Arizona taxpayers spend $125 million each school year funding more than 13,000 ghost students at public schools.
Phoenix, AZ – Governor Jan Brewer signed late Monday HB 2622, a critical piece of legislation that will expand the state’s groundbreaking education savings account program to over 100,000 newly eligible children, effectively doubling the program’s reach.
PHOENIX — Education-reform advocates won a key victory today, with a judge upholding the constitutionality of Arizona’s first-in-the-nation education savings accounts.
Friday, May 4th is the deadline for parents of students with special needs to apply for an education savings account for next school year.
The Wall Street Journal called 2011 the “Year of School Choice,” and with good reason. Thirteen states, including Arizona, passed or expanded choice-based reforms. Some two dozen other states considered similar legislation.
On April 4, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed an expansion to Arizona’s education savings account program and drew attention to a subject that affects all Arizona educators and students.
Gov. Jan Brewer is poised to expand one of the most liberty-enhancing education reforms in U.S. history, the latest step in her growing legacy of meaningful education reform.