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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Republicans: Education, Budget Need FixingPosted on August 21, 2002 | Type: In the News
State [Needs] More Business, They Say
Getting Some Schooling: Feds Can Learn from Arizona's Education Tax CreditPosted on August 04, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed
It's August now and that means the Back-to-School season is just around the corner. Soon, area merchants will hit the airwaves offering deals on everything from lunchboxes to Levi's to laptops, explaining why their products and prices beat the competition.
Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit a Model for Federal ReformPosted on August 01, 2002 | Type: Press Release
$500 Credit Could Help 1.6 Million Needy Students, Save States $11 Billion
The Arizona Scholarship Tax Credit: A Model for Federal ReformPosted on August 01, 2002 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Dan Lips
Advocates of limited government in Congress face a dilemma. For two decades, conservatives have sought to devolve federal power over education back to state and local governments. In 1981, Ronald Reagan entered office pledging to abolish the fledgling Department of Education. Since then hundreds of billions of federal taxpayer dollars have been spent in an effort to improve local educational services, but there has been no corresponding improvement in student performance on major national exams.
An 'F' for Union's PaperPosted on July 19, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Robert Maranto
In a just-released report, Do Charter Schools Measure Up?, the American Federation of Teachers calls for a moratorium on charter schools. For the AFT, "These schools are a diversion from reformers' and policymakers' efforts to improve education in America." That claim will surely surprise the more than one million students, parents, and teachers who have opted out of traditional public schools in favor of these innovative - and effective-schools.