2022

“Alt-Schools Fiasco”: Arizona’s Universal ESA Voucher Scheme Will Bankrupt the State

“Alt-Schools Fiasco”: Arizona’s Universal ESA Voucher Scheme Will Bankrupt the State

“Alt-Schools Fiasco”: Arizona’s Universal ESA Voucher Scheme Will Bankrupt the State When Governor Ducey and the Republican-led Arizona Legislature passed universal ESA vouchers earlier this year, public school advocates warned them it would siphon hundreds of millions away from local public schools in year one. Arizona lawmakers insisted the program would be thinly utilized and […]

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Arizona Voucher Program Grows by 400%, Stripping $300 Million from AZ Public Schools

Arizona Voucher Program Grows by 400%, Stripping $300 Million from AZ Public Schools Due to last-minute legislative deceit, decades of pressure from special interests, and persistent, deliberate defunding of public education, Arizona now has the largest private school voucher program in the nation. Ducey’s Worst-in-the-Nation ESA Voucher Scheme Governor Ducey and the Arizona Legislature passed

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School’s Out for Summer—But Teachers are Leaving for Longer

School’s Out for Summer—But Teachers are Leaving for Longer

School’s Out for Summer—But Teachers are Leaving for Longer Arizona’s public schools are in the midst of an ever worsening crisis. Our greatest assets—our highly-skilled and well-trained educators—are fleeing the profession in droves statewide. According to a national NEA survey issued this Spring, a staggering 55% of educators nationwide are thinking about leaving the profession

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School Takeovers Hurt Kids & Communities

School Takeovers Hurt Kids & Communities

School Takeovers Hurt Kids & Communities HB2808, a bill moving through the Arizona state legislature,  will force school takeovers and closures based on standardized test scores. This will punish struggling schools and disproportionately harm low-income, rural and Native communities instead of giving them the resources they desperately need. This massive piece of legislation has long-term

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Vouchers Hurt: Inequity, Discrimination & Segregation

Vouchers Hurt: Inequity, Discrimination & Segregation Despite enduring unpopularity with Arizona voters and poor outcomes for students, Arizona lawmakers remain myopically focused on expanding private school vouchers at all costs. Pushed by out-of-state special interests, these lawmakers ignore the reality that vouchers hurt Arizona students and communities. This is the second in a 4-part blog

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Vouchers Hurt: The Truth about Academic Outcomes

Vouchers Hurt: The Truth about Academic Outcomes Despite enduring unpopularity with Arizona voters and poor outcomes for students, Arizona lawmakers remain myopically focused on expanding private school vouchers at all costs. Pushed by out-of-state special interests, these lawmakers ignore the reality that vouchers hurt our students and our communities. This is the first in a

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