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  • Is French Preschool Right for America? New Report Raises Questions about Government Plans for Preschool

    Posted on February 08, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a report released today on early education programs, Goldwater Institute president Darcy Olsen shows that U.S. elementary students outperform their international peers in reading, math, and science. The findings call into question the advisability of Arizona Governor Napolitano's plans to increase government involvement in early education, including kindergarten.

  • VP and Chief Economist of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank to Headline Conference

    Posted on January 26, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-W. Michael Cox, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas will headline the Goldwater Institute Fiscal Policy Conference, Whither Arizona's Prosperity? Taxation, Budgeting, and Economic Development in Arizona, Thursday, February 3. Cox is widely recognized for his Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, Myths of Rich and Poor.

  • How Much Does an Arizona Public School Education Cost? Report Brings Transparency to Education Finance

    Posted on January 19, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A new analysis of Arizona public school financing shows average total spending for an Arizona public school student is between $8,500 and $9,000. The report, co-published by the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation and the Goldwater Institute, presents information from the Arizona Department of Education's multiple accounting systems in a clear, straightforward way that is readily accessible to parents, taxpayers, and policymakers.

  • Seventeen Senior Fellows Join Goldwater Institute

    Posted on January 17, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-The Goldwater Institute is pleased to announce the addition of 17 senior fellows, including Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize Laureate and former University of Arizona professor.

  • Fundamental Reform, Not Repackaged Programs, Will Move Arizona Forward

    Posted on January 10, 2005 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In her state-of-the-state address today, Arizona governor Janet Napolitano echoed her 2004 address in calling for nearly 20 new programs and increased spending on existing programs. However, Goldwater Institute analysts explain that new programs and more spending are likely to exacerbate, not solve, Arizona's policy challenges.

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