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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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  • Goldwater Researcher: Dubious Link Between Spending and Academic Achievement

    Posted on March 24, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    According to a March 7 guest editorial in the Tucson Citizen, "Arizona has steadily decreased its support for public schools over the past 15 or so years until it now ranks 49th in the nation."

  • Legislature Ready to Tackle Bills on School Tax Credits

    Posted on February 17, 2003 | Type: In the News | Author: Robbie Sherwood

    Nearly a dozen education-related tax credit bills could revamp donations for schools, affecting campuses and tax returns across the state.

  • Let Schools Control Salaries

    Posted on February 13, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Vicki Alger

    A father once wrote that formal schooling is futile when parents don't provide the right education during their children's earliest years.

  • Early Development Research Flawed

    Posted on February 09, 2003 | Type: In the News | Author: Ross Groen

    Normally a balanced arbiter of news, the Tribune unfortunately has a blind spot for early education research, as seen most recently in Cece Todd's story "GOP plan eliminates funding for early childhood programs," (Jan. 29) and the editorial "Business sense: Expanding access to preschool would be good for Arizona's future" (Jan. 19).

  • A Money-Back Guarantee for Public Education

    Posted on February 04, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed

    Imagine you're at the beach, and you see a ten-year-old child drowning in the ocean. Do you: a) do whatever it takes to save him, or b) do nothing and instead plan a program to teach swimming lessons to six-year olds?

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