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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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  • 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.

  • Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit a Model for Federal Reform

    Posted 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 Reform

    Posted 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.

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