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  • Hispanic Males Twice as Likely to be in Special Education

    Posted on May 10, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-A Goldwater Institute report released today shows that minority students in predominantly white Arizona schools are significantly more likely to be placed in special education than their peers who attend predominantly minority schools. The analysis of new school-level data from the federal Office of Civil Rights shows Hispanic and American Indian males are labeled at a rate 64 percent higher in schools that are 75 percent or more white than in schools that are 25 percent or less white.

  • All-day Kindergarten Solution in Search of Problem, School Choice Could Close Achievement Gap in 10 Years

    Posted on April 27, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In Washington, D.C., Thursday, April 22, 2004, it was announced that Arizona governor Janet Napolitano would serve as co-chair of the new Task Force on Public Education in the 21st Century. Napolitano explained, "We are trying to prepare students for a high-tech world, but we are doing so by putting them through a school system designed in the 20th century."

  • Study Shows Special Education Vouchers Would Save General Education Funds

    Posted on April 20, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX - The Arizona legislature is under funding special education programs by $200 million per year, according to an Arizona Department of Education study released April 15. Chuck Essigs, director of government relations for the Arizona Association of School Business Officials told the press, "What it means is districts are taking money out of regular education programs to pay for special education."

  • Growth of Arizona School Tuition Tax Credit Program Exceeds Projections

    Posted on April 07, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-Arizona's landmark School Tuition Tax Credit program helped 19,778 students attend schools of their choice in 2003, according to a report released last week by the Arizona Department of Revenue.

  • Arizona School Tuition Tax Credit Program Ranks Second in Nation

    Posted on March 16, 2004 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-Arizona's landmark School Tuition Tax Credit program ranked among the top two school choice programs in the nation in a March 15 report card released by the Milton and Rose Friedman Foundation.

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