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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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  • State's Scholarship Tax Credit Program Should be Expanded

    Posted on March 26, 2002 | Type: In the News

    When Marcia Alexander became a young widow, her thoughts turned to her 3-year-old daughter Brenna. "Kyle and I promised each other we'd always put the children first," Marcia recalls, "But I had to go to work full time."

  • New ASU Research Report Misleading

    Posted 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 Students

    Posted 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 Case

    Posted 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 Giving

    Posted 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.

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