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  • Goldwater Study Weighs in on Scottsdale Fire Services Debate

    Posted on April 07, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Scottsdale Should Reject City Department, Open Process to Competitive Bidding

  • Study Documents Widespread Racial Bias in Special Education

    Posted on March 31, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    PHOENIX-In a study released today by the Goldwater Institute, Children First America vice president Matthew Ladner finds evidence of pervasive racial bias by public school districts in the labeling of children as "learning disabled." By mislabeling children as disabled, Ladner writes, "The erring districts may seriously damage children's self-images and confidence in their own capabilities-perhaps permanently."

  • Separados y desiguales: raza y discriminación en educación especial en Arizona

    Posted on March 31, 2003 | Type: Press Release | Author: Matthew Ladner

    En 1975, el Congreso aprobó lo que actualmente se llama el Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Desde entonces, el número de estudiantes en programas de educaciónespecial en los EEUU ha crecido 65 por ciento, a más de seis millones. Mientras el número de estudiantes con discapacidades clínicas ha sido casi constante, el número de estudiantes considerados como "discapacitados en aprendizaje" (un diagnóstico más subjetivo), ha crecido el triple. Más inquietante aón, la ley de IDEA-que intentó acabar con la segregacióny abandono de estudiantes especiales-ha resultado en la segregacióny abandono creciente en todo el país, de estudiantes de ascendencia hispana y africana. Desgraciadamente, Arizona no es una excepción.

  • Arizona Senate Votes to Expand Scholarship Tax Credits

    Posted on March 25, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    Phoenix-On Monday, March 24, the Arizona State Senate delivered a victory for proponents of educational freedom. With a bipartisan majority of 16 votes, the Senate passed SB1263, a corporate scholarship tax credit program that could give thousands of low-income, public school students the opportunity to transfer to private schools next fall.

  • Goldwater Researcher: Dubious Link Between Spending and Academic Achievement

    Posted on March 24, 2003 | Type: Press Release

    According to a March 7 guest editorial in the Tucson Citizen, "Arizona has steadily decreased its support for public schools over the past 15 or so years until it now ranks 49th in the nation."

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