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  • Arizona state Government Spends $855 per Second

    Posted on July 02, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix--The clock is ticking and taxpayers better hang on to their wallets. At midnight July 1, the Goldwater Institute and the Arizona Free Enterprise Club reset their state budget spending clocks and they are ticking away at a rate of $855 per second.

  • BASIS Scottsdale

    Posted on June 25, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Since 2003, BASIS Scottsdale has offered parents and middle school students in the greater Phoenix area a world class educational option. In 2007, BASIS Scottsdale opened an Upper School, which offers the same curriculum that earned BASIS Tucson a top ten ranking in Newsweek’s “America’s Best [Public] High Schools: The Top 100” list. Schools Director, Diane Moser, and founders, Michael and Olga Block, anticipate that BASIS Scottsdale will join BASIS Tucson on Newsweek’s top 100 when it becomes eligible for ranking after a few years in operation.

  • Goldwater Institute Files Lawsuit to Protect Charter School Autonomy

    Posted on June 25, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Today five charter schools announced they filed suit to prevent being forced to change the curricula that has helped them rank among the top public schools in the country. The lawsuit is the first filed by the new Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

  • Goldwater Institute Announces $1 Million Gift to Launch Litigation Center

    Posted on June 19, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    The Goldwater Institute announced today that Arizona businessmen R. Evan Scharf and John R. Norton III have arranged for a $1 million challenge grant to establish and fund the Goldwater Institute Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

  • Q & A on Student Testing in Arizona

    Posted on June 11, 2007 | Type: Press Release

    Q: What tests do Arizona students take? A: In Arizona students take the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) and a modified version of the TerraNova exam. Some students also take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also called the Nations Report Card.

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