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Researchers Find School District Consolidation Proposals Likely to Yield Minimal Savings, Jeopardize Academic AchievementPosted on January 12, 2004 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX- In a new study released today, Goldwater Institute education researchers Vicki Murray and Ross Groen examine proposals to consolidate Arizona's school districts, finding that consolidation is unlikely to lead to savings and may actually hurt academic performance. "Reducing administrative waste is a laudable goal," Dr. Murray says, "But school district consolidation may sacrifice academic achievement and local control for minimal savings, if any savings in fact materialize."
Goldwater Institute Calls Napolitano Address a Missed OpportunityPosted on January 12, 2004 | Type: Press Release
Scholars at the Goldwater Institute responded today to Gov. Janet Napolitano's State of the State address, expressing disappointment that the governor's speech was short on real solutions for solving Arizona's problems.
Goldwater Institute Releases Transportation Report for Maricopa County, Condemning Light Rail Plan and Suggesting AlternativesPosted on January 08, 2004 | Type: Press Release
In a policy report released today by the Goldwater Institute, transportation policy analyst John Semmens presents data showing that the light rail project proposed by the Maricopa Association of Governments will be a waste of public resources that would be better spent improving Arizona's road system.
Challenged Vision Riding a Subsidized Rail to RichesPosted on January 08, 2004 | Type: Press Release
Light rail blasted by everyone but its beneficiaries
Policy Forum: Legislators Express Support for Expanding Arizona's Scholarship Tax Credit Program, Scholars Cite SuccessesPosted on December 11, 2003 | Type: Press Release
PHOENIX-At a policy forum releasing two new Goldwater Institute reports on Arizona's scholarship tax credit program, Sen. Mark Anderson (R-Mesa), Rep. John Huppenthal (R-Chandler), and U.S. Rep. Trent Franks expressed support for expansion of the five-year-old program to allow businesses to make contributions. Education scholars Carrie Lukas and Dan Lips described the successes of the program, which last year generated $26 million from 50,000 taxpayers.