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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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  • 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.

  • An Abbott and Costello routine: Who’s on …49th?

    Posted on June 13, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    This is how I imagine legendary comedians Abbott and Costello would discuss public education:

  • Highlighting Problem with Formula Is 1st Step

    Posted on May 31, 2012 | Type: In the News

    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:

  • A Better Idea for Education Reform: Unshackling Schools

    Posted on May 29, 2012 | Type: Blog | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Arizona enacted a new law earlier this month that got little attention but could make a big impact on school performance.

  • 'Ghost Students' Cost Arizona Taxpayers $125 Million Each School Year

    Posted on May 21, 2012 | Type: Press Release

    Goldwater Institute calls for school funding fix before tax increase is considered

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