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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 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.

  • 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.

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