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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School Vouchers: Constitutionally Permissible in ArizonaPosted on March 08, 2004 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Clint Bolick
Arizona's public education landscape offers a plethora of choices, from open public school enrollment to charter schools to private school scholarships funded by income tax credits. The one missing ingredient is school vouchers, which would provide private school opportunities to children whom the public schools are not serving well.
Enable families to make own choicesPosted on March 07, 2004 | Type: Op-Ed
As schools come under increasing scrutiny for declining test scores and minority dropout rates nearing 50 percent, policymakers are asking the question: Do kindergartners hold the answer?
Finding the 'Moneyball' in EducationPosted on February 18, 2004 | Type: In the News
America's education system needs a Bill James, and a Billy Beane. Together, James and Beane - the focus of Michael Lewis's recent bestseller Moneyball - revolutionized Major League Baseball by demonstrating how maximizing efficiency can leverage limited resources to create a successful outcome.
A Misguided 'Reform'Posted on February 02, 2004 | Type: In the News
Over the past few years, business lobbyists and some legislators, among others, have contended that Arizona could make its public schools more efficient by forcing small school districts to merge. The Legislature even appointed a commission to study the issue.
Choice, Competition Why Charter Schools ExcelPosted on January 29, 2004 | Type: In the News
PHOENIX - This is how the conversation went: