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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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  • High Court Taking Role in School Tax Credits

    Posted on October 02, 2003 | Type: In the News

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether federal judges may rule on the constitutionality of a law that allows Arizonans a limited tax write-off to fund tuition for religious and other private schools.

  • Charter Schools Creating Healthy Education Market

    Posted on October 01, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Arizona has the most progressive charter school laws in the country.

  • Hibbs v. Winn

    Posted on October 01, 2003 | Type: Press Release | Author: Mark Brnovich

    Phoenix-A Goldwater Institute scholar lauded the United States Supreme Court's decision yesterday to accept certiorari in the case of Hibbs v. Winn, which involves a challenge to Arizona's tuition tax credit. Mark Brnovich, director of the Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, said that the case is important to the survival of Arizona's revolutionary scholarship tax credit system, which allows individual taxpayers to contribute up to $500 to help children attend private schools. Approximately 20,000 children currently benefit from the system.

  • 2003 Legislative Report Card

    Posted on September 29, 2003 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Satya Thallam

    Senator Barry Goldwater best articulated his legislative mission when he said, "If I should be attacked for neglecting my constituents 'interests,' I shall reply that I was informed that their main interest is liberty."

  • Arizona's Special-Ed Pimlico

    Posted on August 25, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Vicki Alger

    Like America's horse of the moment, Seabiscuit, Arizona's students may be underdogs, but they are not underachievers. In recently released Stanford 9 results, students surpassed national averages. Even students who have yet to cross the finish line are still very much in the race. And much credit is due to involved parents, committed principals, and dedicated teachers for encouraging children to perform.

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