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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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  • 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?

  • 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.

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