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  • Old desegregation orders undermine school reform : Column

    Posted on December 29, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Clint Bolick

    Families are now fighting for new rights.

  • Arizona governor's Medicaid plan heads to court

    Posted on December 13, 2013 | Type: In the News

    Six months after she pushed an expansion of the state's Medicaid health insurance plan through Arizona's Legislature, Gov. Jan Brewer's effort to extend coverage to 300,000 additional residents faces a crucial test Friday.

  • Ban on 'Guns Save Lives' bus-stop ad is back in court

    Posted on December 02, 2013 | Type: In the News

    At issue is state Constution's regulation of speech on government property.

  • Common Core vs. Charter School Independence

    Posted on November 19, 2013 | Type: In the News | Author: Jonathan Butcher

    Nearly 6,000 charter schools operate around the U.S. and enroll some 2 million children. Public charter schools are designed as alternatives to traditional public schools, and in many cases they operate independently from local school districts. Charter schools sign contracts that allow them to choose their own curriculum and teaching styles to meet the individual needs of their students. The contracts exempt charter schools from state regulations, but state agencies can close a charter school if students don't succeed.

  • Devil of a Stadium Plan

    Posted on November 13, 2013 | Type: In the News

    ASU has received some criticism for its approach. "It's an impulse toward mission creep and empire-building," said Stephen Slivinski, a senior economist at the Goldwater Institute, a conservative think tank. "They could have sold the land, put it back on the private tax rolls and taken the proceeds for Sun Devil Stadium. Instead, they're rolling out a new product line, distorting the local market and competing unfairly with private property owners."

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