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  • Constitutional Aspects of Educational Choice in Arizona

    Posted on February 15, 1992 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Michael Sanera

    Current research in education demonstrates that true reform of American's educational system requires a shift from the existing political/bureaucratic system to a highly decentralized system which provides parents choices among competing schools. Necessarily this new system requires that funding follow students to the schools of their choice. One method for providing parents choice in education is to provide them with a voucher for the educational funding of each of their children. Parents then use this voucher to enroll their children in the public or private (including sectarian private) schools of their choice.

  • School Reform in Arizona: An Assessment of the Final Report of the Governor's Task Force on Educational Reform

    Posted on February 01, 1992 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Terry Moe

    In May 1991, Governor Fife Symington appointed a 42 member Task Force on Educational Reform to study the condition of kindergarten through 12th grade education in Arizona and to offer recommendations for improvements. This Task Force, along with a 17 member Subcommittee on Finance and Equalization, worked throughout the summer and fall and it issued its final report in December 1991.

  • A Review of Arizona Business Leadership for Education's Report

    Posted on July 01, 1991 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Terry Moe

    In this paper Professor Terry Moe of Stanford University reviews the report sponsored by Arizona Business Leadership for Education (ABLE) entitled "Better Schools for Arizona." (A four-page summary of the ABLE report is included following page 14 of this paper.)

  • Privatization - Saving While Serving the Public

    Posted on April 15, 1988 | Type: Policy Report | Author: John Semmens

    In the years since the end of World War II, spending at all levels of government has risen faster than the rates of inflation and population growth combined. Part of the explanation for this dramatic increase in public sector outlays is that government is attempting to do more than ever before. Whether government should be attempting so much is an important issue, but one beyond the scope of this paper.

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