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  • Growth, Quality of Life, and Metropolitan Comparisons

    Posted on September 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Eric VonDohlen

    As the Phoenix area continues to grow and add new residents, problems of air pollution, traffic congestion, finance, and transit will continue to receive attention from citizens, media, and policymakers.

  • Arizona's Charter Schools: A Survey of Teachers

    Posted on August 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Mary Gifford

    This study of charter school parents is the first in a series to be conducted by the Goldwater Institute with the assistance of many supporters, most notably, the Dial Corp., Motorola Inc., and Bank of America. This body of research provides fresh insights into who attends charter schools and why.

  • Arizona's Charter Schools: A Survey of Parents

    Posted on April 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Mary Gifford

    This study of charter school parents is the first in a series to be conducted by the Goldwater Institute with the assistance of many supporters, most notably, the Dial Corp., Motorola Inc., and Bank of America. This body of research provides fresh insights into who attends charter schools and why. Until now, no statewide survey of charter schools had been undertaken. Several case studies and limited surveys have been conducted, but this is the first major progress toward developing population parameters for charter schools. The Goldwater Institute study also reveals information about charter schools that is contrary to popular opinion and may have considerable impact on future study and development of charter schools.

  • Arizona School Choice Trust - Survey of Participating Families

    Posted on January 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Tara Ellman

    The Arizona School Choice Trust (ASCT) is a non-profit, privately funded program (modeled after one developed by the Golden Rule Insurance Company in Indianapolis) that awards grants covering half of private school tuition, up to $800, to children in Maricopa County. Families must meet the income requirements of the National School Lunch Program.

  • The Healthy Families Program -- When Success Doesn't Really Mean Success

    Posted on January 01, 1996 | Type: Policy Report | Author: Mary Gifford

    No issue elicits more intensity, passion and emotion, yet generates so little honest discussion, as the question of how to address child abuse and neglect. Statistics and statements used to justify government programs that would be examined, analyzed and scrutinized anywhere else are considered untouchable here.

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