Education Reform

Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career.

<p>Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career. </p>

Contact: Charles Siler

602-633-8960

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DESPITE FEDERAL RETREAT, LOUISIANA VOUCHER PROGRAM REMAINS IN PERIL IN FRIDAY COURT BATTLE

 

Federal district court Judge Ivan Lemelle will hear arguments tomorrow over whether the Louisiana school voucher program, which serves thousands of low-income schoolchildren, should be made subject to a 40-year-old desegregation lawsuit.

 

 

(From Real Clear Policy)

Executive Summary:

Kimber Cartwright was optimistic when her son’s teacher said he would be moved to a different classroom. Doctors had diagnosed Kimber’s son, David, with multiple special needs, including cerebral palsy, sensory integration dysfunction, and microcephaly (a neurological condition), so Kimber knew David could benefit from more individual attention. Weeks went by and still David was not moved, which frustrated Kimber. “My son was being completely left behind with no attention whatsoever,” Kimber says.

Contact: Charles Siler

(From The Wall Street Journal)

Contact: Lucy Caldwell

(602) 633-8986

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ARIZONA GOVERNOR SIGNS EDUCATION SAVINGS ACCOUNT EXPANSION BILL

 

 

 

 

Contact: Lucy Caldwell
602-633-8986

 

Over the past 20 years, Arizona teachers, parents, and community leaders have created more than 500 charter schools—independent, tuition-free public schools that operate with fewer regulations in exchange for higher levels of transparency. Some of these schools are among the highest-achieving schools in the nation, with their students routinely topping nationwide comparisons.  

Phoenix and New York City are separated by 2,500 miles, but the distance between them in terms of education innovation can only be measured in light years.

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