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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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  • ‘Won’t Back Down’—A Must-See Movie

    Posted on September 27, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Mark your calendar for Friday, September 28, when the feature film Won’t Back Down hits theaters. Based on real events in California, the movie depicts a group of parents’ efforts to reform a failing school.

  • Prop 204 supporters see what they want to see

    Posted on September 18, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    One of the perks of being a dad is that your children keep you current on popular culture. My son worked his way through the Harry Potter series this summer and informed me that “rememberalls” are small orbs to help you remember things and you can eat chocolate frogs, if they don’t hop away first.

  • Proposition 204 Not as Advertised

    Posted on September 17, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    If Proposition 204 passes this November, Arizonans will be subjected to the second-highest sales tax in the country, according to a policy memo released by the Goldwater Institute Tuesday.

  • What's Your School's Grade?

    Posted on September 04, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    You may be among the thousands of Arizona parents who bought pencils, notebooks, and backpacks last month to help your kids get ready for that first day of school. But with all the supply checklists, did you remember to check the grade for your child’s school?

  • Arizona Charter School First Native American School to Win Title I Award

    Posted on June 27, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    At an award ceremony earlier this year, Akimel O’Otham Pee Posh charter school became the first Native American school to be named the Arizona Distinguished Title I School of the Year. The school is now entered in the National Title I Association’s national competition, which recognizes schools that are doing the best job of helping kids in some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country.

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