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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'Ghost Students' Cost Arizona Taxpayers $125 Million Each School YearPosted on May 21, 2012 | Type: Press Release
Goldwater Institute calls for school funding fix before tax increase is considered
Ghost Busters: How to Save $125 Million a Year in Arizona's Education BudgetPosted on May 21, 2012 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Jonathan Butcher
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.
Arizona Governor Signs Education Savings Account Expansion BillPosted on May 15, 2012 | Type: Press Release
Expansion of Program Will Double Eligible Student Population
May 4 is Education Savings Account Application DeadlinePosted on April 30, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
Friday, May 4th is the deadline for parents of students with special needs to apply for an education savings account for next school year.
If 2011 Was the 'Year of School Choice,' What Does That Make 2012?Posted on April 23, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher
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.