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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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  • The Preschool Push

    Posted on November 26, 2002 | Type: In the News | Author: Cheryl Wetzstein

    Its critics fear programs benefit teachers unions more than kids

  • Parents Can Judge Charter Schools' Quality

    Posted on November 14, 2002 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Lewis C. Solmon

    Critics of school choice have long questioned the ability of parents to choose the best schools for their children. Critics fear that parents do not have the time, qualifications, or information to make informed decisions about the quality of their children's schools. New evidence tells us it's time to put this fear to rest.

  • Figure $kating

    Posted on October 20, 2002 | Type: In the News

    Janet and Matt promise better education and health care... but the state's finances remain on thin ice.

  • Republicans: Education, Budget Need Fixing

    Posted 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 Credit

    Posted 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.

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