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Charter School Students Surpass Traditional Public School Students in Overall Achievement GrowthPosted on March 15, 2004 | Type: Press Release
In a study released today by the Goldwater Institute, Human Resources Policy Corporation president Lewis C. Solmon and Pete Goldschmidt of the UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation provide strong evidence that the superior performance of Arizona charter school students is not the result of "creaming" the brightest students from traditional public schools. To the contrary, charter school students typically begin with lower test scores but show overall annual achievement growth roughly three points higher than traditional public school students.
Goldwater Institute Appoints Andrea Woodmansee to Direct Communications: Former Director Tom Jenney to Run for Arizona House of RepresentativesPosted on March 04, 2004 | Type: Press Release
The Goldwater Institute announced today that it has named Andrea Woodmansee as Director of Communications.
Goldwater Scholar Expresses Support for Lawsuit Challenging Clean Elections, Calls Campaign Subsidies an Attack on Free SpeechPosted on January 29, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-Goldwater Institute constitutional studies director Mark Brnovich expressed support for a lawsuit filed today in federal court challenging Arizona's system of taxpayer-financed political campaigns. The lawsuit, filed by the Institute for Justice Arizona Chapter, challenges the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Act (CCEA) on First Amendment and equal protection grounds.
Education Researchers Applaud Governor's Administrative Savings in School Districts, Urge Policymakers to Take Next StepsPosted on January 28, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In a statement issued today, Goldwater Institute education researchers Vicki Murray and Ross Groen applauded Gov. Janet Napolitano's efforts to reduce administrative waste in Arizona's schools, and urged policymakers to seek even greater savings through systemic reform. "The governor has taken the first step on a thousand-mile journey," Dr. Murray said.
New Report: State and Federal Unemployment Insurance Reforms Would Benefit Arizona Workers and EmployersPosted on January 26, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-In a report released today by the Goldwater Institute, economist William B. Conerly argues that reforming Arizona's unemployment insurance (UI) system would benefit workers, families, and employers, and help the state save money. "This is a win-win situation for Arizonans," said Dr. Conerly. "With a few changes to the system, we can get Arizonans back to work."