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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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  • Tipping Point for School Choice: D.C. Reverberations

    Posted on June 24, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed

    In his recent bestseller, The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell describes the magic moment when an idea, product, or trend achieves mainstream status. Cell phones, for example, "tipped" in 1998. Cellular technology and sales improved steadily throughout the 1990s, but it wasn't until 1998 that people realized the phones were everywhere.

  • Memo: Sanders Responds to Crow

    Posted on June 16, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Thank you for forwarding Dr. Crow's criticisms to me. I certainly join him in encouraging debate on these matters. Without question, we need "to discuss the strategy, means, and logic by which investment in higher education will be made." To that end I am interested, as I'm sure you are, in learning more about his "enterprise model of investment."

  • Goldwater Researcher: Findings Hold on Higher Ed Study

    Posted on June 16, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    On May 12, 2003, the Goldwater Institute released "Does Spending on Higher Education Drive Economic Growth? 20 Years of Evidence Reviewed," by Jon Sanders, higher education policy analyst for the John Locke Foundation.

  • Arizona 45th for Child Well-Being

    Posted on June 11, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Arizona's children are more likely to drop out of school, become pregnant as teenagers and live in poverty than children in most other states, according to a national report released Tuesday.

  • Study on McKay Vouchers Lends Support to Goldwater Reform Plan

    Posted on June 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a study released today, Manhattan Institute scholars Jay P. Greene and Greg Forster find that Florida's McKay Scholarship Program has overwhelming support among parents of the special education children who receive vouchers through the program. The study's findings lend support to a Goldwater Institute proposal to use special education vouchers to combat pervasive racial bias by Arizona public school districts in the labeling of children as "learning disabled."

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