Does Charter School Attendance Improve Test Scores? The Arizona ResultsPosted on March 16, 2001 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Kern Paark
Since the first two charter schools opened in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1992, a reliable study of the effects of charter school attendance on student achievement has been called for. The question in evaluating the effects of charter school attendance is whether charter school students perform better or worse, on average, than similar students in traditional public schools (TPS).
Does Arizona Works Work? Welfare Reform in ArizonaPosted on February 01, 2001 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Robert J. Franciosi
Arizona Works is a four-year, pilot welfare reform program currently operating in the eastern part of Maricopa County, and soon starting in Mohave County. It has several important features that distinguish it from the state's regular welfare program EMPOWER Redesign, and make it one of the most innovative welfare reform programs in the nation.
Five Year Charter School Study - An OverviewPosted on November 01, 2000 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Karla Phillips
The Goldwater Institute's Center for Market-Based Education (CMBE) started this second component of a larger charter school impact project in December 1999. It provides an in-depth look at Arizona's most mature charter schools and how they have evolved during their first five years of operation. Since charter schools are a creation of public policy and exist through a contract with a public sponsor, we believe it is important to examine the evolution of charter schools within the context of the Arizona charter school law and the charter contracting process. For this reason we have included an evolution of the first five years of both the charter law and the charter contracting process.
How Urban Density Intensifies Traffic Congestion and Air PollutionPosted on October 01, 2000 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Wendell Cox
Residents and public officials in urban areas around the world are concerned about traffic congestion and air pollution. Of the two problems, traffic congestion is the more intractable, because improved vehicle technologies are already having a dramatic effect on improving air quality.
The Economic Impact of Eliminating the Income Tax in ArizonaPosted on September 01, 2000 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Debra Roubik
This report examines the effects of eliminating the state's corporate and personal income tax on Arizona's economy. It finds that by the year 2016 eliminating the income tax would lead to a 42 percent increase in personal income above what may be expected under the present system. By that same year, 606,400 more jobs would be created. More importantly, more jobs would be created in sectors with annual wages that are higher than the statewide average. By increasing this proportion of high-paying jobs, Arizona's economy would be liberated from the stranglehold that low-paying service and retail jobs currently possess.