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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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  • 42 Ways to Improve Living Here

    Posted on January 27, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Tom Jenney

    In the 1980's TV series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, galactic explorer Arthur Dent discovers that the ultimate answer to "life, the universe, and everything" is 42.

  • 42 Ideas for a Free and Prosperous Arizona

    Posted on January 24, 2003 | Type: Policy Report

    In the 1980's TV series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, galactic explorer Arthur Dent discovers that the ultimate answer to "life, the universe, and everything" is the number 42. While we can't claim to have solved the deep mysteries of the cosmos, we are confident that the 42 ideas presented here have the power to expand freedom and prosperity in our corner of the world. In this report, the staff and scholars of the Goldwater Institute offer dozens of specific ideas for the legislature to consider in crafting state policy this year, and beyond.

  • The Last Finger We Want in Preschool Pie is the State's

    Posted on January 19, 2003 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Ross Groen

    New day care center features "educational toys, friendly, well-educated staff," and "a large, brightly-lit play area," but the room was "a bit crowded." Two stars.

  • A Head Start is Eluding Many

    Posted on January 03, 2003 | Type: In the News

    Angel Lozano is still waiting. More than a year ago, Angel's parents tried to sign her up for Head Start. But the federally funded preschool program in their North Highlands neighborhood was already full.

  • Five Dollars a Small Price to Pay for Helping Kids

    Posted on December 06, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Dan Lips

    Given the chance, would you be willing to improve a student's life by forgoing one happy meal at McDonalds? Or by passing up one video rental from Blockbuster? If you answered yes, keep reading.

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