Education Reform

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.

<p>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. </p>

KPNX 12 News reports on  Opening the Books, the Goldwater Institute's 2006 annual analysis of Arizona public school finance.

Dr. Matt Ladner talks with KFYI's Terry Gilberg about graduation rates in Arizona and offers a prescription for changing the 41% high school drop-out rate.

Dr. Matthew Ladner talks with Terry Gilberg from KFYI about a number of education topics from school start times to personalized learning plans.

Dr. Matt Ladner, vice president for research at the Goldwater Institute talks about AIMS testing and school choice with Inside Track hosts and Tom Horne, superintendent of the Arizona Department of Education.

Listen to Clint Bolick discuss the Goldwater Institute's first case, Charter Schools v. Horne on Tuscon's Morning show with Jim Parisi.

Matt Ladner discusses the Goldwater Institute's two cases, Charter Schools v. Horne and Turken v. Gordon on KVOI's Inside Track.

We live in a world that’s becoming increasingly standardized, despite the dizzying fragmentation of our society that the Internet has produced.

We need to have some common technological ground in order to make the Web work, forcing nearly everyone to have some familiarity with PCs and how they operate. The dominance of deep-pocketed corporations has crowded anybody who isn’t a Wal-Mart or Michael’s or Chick-Fil-A out of the East Valley’s power centers.

Special thanks to Governor Jan Brewer for calling a special session to rescue the 473 disabled and foster children left stranded by the Arizona Supreme Court's ruling that struck down their school voucher program, and to the legislators who crafted and passed a new tax credit to help them.

The Goldwater Institute released a new study titled New Millennium Schools: Delivering Six-Figure Teacher Salaries in Return for Outstanding Student Learning Gains. In this report, my coauthors Mark Francis, Greg Stone and I argue that the United States has made a tragic error in emphasizing teacher quantity rather than teacher quality.

The New York Times printed a must read article on Arizona State University and its President, Michael Crow:

 

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