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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New ASU Research Report MisleadingPosted on March 25, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-The Arizona Republic proclaimed in its lead story Saturday, March 23, that "School tax credits fail poor." But that claim is based on a misleading report released today by the Education Policy Research Unit at Arizona State University.
Scholarship Tax Credit Saves Money, Helps StudentsPosted on February 21, 2002 | Type: Press Release
Phoenix, AZ-With a $1.5 billion debt looming overhead, Arizona's policymakers are rushing to plug the state's leaky coffers. According to news reports, a handful of legislators have put the state's nationally renowned education scholarship
Goldwater Participates in Landmark School Choice CasePosted on February 18, 2002 | Type: Press Release
On Wednesday, February 20, the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Zelman v. Simmons-Harris.
A Gift That Keeps On GivingPosted on December 27, 2001 | Type: Op-Ed
Santa Claus may already have made his rounds, but there are still a few days left in the gift-giving season. Arizonans have a unique opportunity to spread holiday cheer. This gift doesn't require a trip to the mall or wrapping paper. Better yet, it won't cost you more than the price of a postage stamp. All you need is your checkbook and the patience to wait a few months for reimbursement. The gift you get to give? A good education for an Arizona child.
Jury Still Out on Charter SchoolsPosted on August 19, 2001 | Type: Op-Ed | Author: Pat Kossan
Just how well Arizona's charter schools are educating students remains a muddy picture, despite a national study released this week that concluded students in loosely regulated charter schools in other states perform poorly.