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What Do We Know About Kamala Harris’ Vision for Public Schools

What Do We Know About Kamala Harris’ Vision for Public Schools?

What Do We Know About Kamala Harris’ Vision for Public Schools? As Democrats consolidate around Vice President Kamala Harris as the front-runner for  their presidential contender, education advocates around the country are looking into Harris’ K-12 record to glean her vision for a future for our public schools that are under attack in America.  With […]

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Project 2025 The Far Right’s Plan to Dismantle Public Schools (and Our Democracy)

Project 2025: The Far Right’s Plan to Dismantle Public Schools (and Our Democracy)

Project 2025: The Far Right’s Plan to Dismantle Public Schools (and Our Democracy) As our nation approaches the November election, a playbook issued by extremists guiding the Republican party and Donald Trump has come to light. The impacts of this playbook on K-12 education in Arizona and across the US cannot be understated — beginning

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Vouchers & Christian Nationalism The Agenda to Dismantle Public Education Blog

Vouchers & Christian Nationalism: The Agenda to Dismantle Public Education

Vouchers & Christian Nationalism: The Agenda to Dismantle Public Education As vouchers come under scrutiny across the US, their ties to dangerous Christian nationalist organizations are being revealed. It’s no surprise that far-right billionaires are pushing vouchers — but now it’s becoming more clear why that’s the case. CNN recently released an in-depth investigation into

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Universal Voucher Cost Equals HALF of AZ’s Budget Deficit

Universal Voucher Cost Equals HALF of AZ’s Budget Deficit A shocking new report confirms that universal ESA voucher costs are driving the state’s massive budget deficit — responsible for half of this year’s deficit and two-thirds of next year’s. The nonpartisan Grand Canyon Institute (GCI) recently released a shocking new report showing that the projected net

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Arizona’s Voucher Program is the Least Accountable in the US

Arizona’s Voucher Program is the Least Accountable in the US With zero standards for financial transparency, academic performance, or student safety, Arizona has become a cautionary tale for other states considering voucher expansion. The Arizona legislature’s repeated refusal to enact necessary reforms has left students, families, and taxpayers vulnerable. Arizona’s universal ESA voucher program stands

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When Religious Extremists Take Over, Vouchers Rule and Bodily Freedom Dies

When Religious Extremists Take Over, Vouchers Rule and Bodily Freedom Dies

When Religious Extremists Take Over, Vouchers Rule and Bodily Freedom Dies Arizonans are reeling after the April 9th Arizona Supreme Court decision to abolish nearly all abortions in the state, reinstating a Civil War-era law and giving Arizona one of the strictest bans on freedom and autonomy in the US. But what does this have

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Ghost Students ESA Voucher Fraud Scandal

“Ghost Students”: ESA Voucher Fraud Scandal

“Ghost Students”: ESA Voucher Fraud Scandal Attorney General Kris Mayes continues to investigate waste, fraud, and abuse in the ESA voucher program. She decried the Legislature for creating a law with so few safeguards for state money: “I believe it is high time for the Legislature to put regulations in place to prevent the fraud

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The Privatization Playbook Blog

The Privatization Playbook

The Privatization Playbook Across the country, well-funded special interests are working to dismantle public education in a coordinated attempt to privatize our nation’s most cherished and democratic institutions — our public schools. Watch Save Our Schools Arizona’s newest video, “The Privatization Playbook,” here.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ1rPBiUVQ0 Last year, the school voucher movement swept across the country, with

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AZ Lawmakers Propose Major ESA Voucher Reforms

AZ Lawmakers Propose Major ESA Voucher Reforms

AZ Lawmakers Propose Major ESA Voucher Reforms In the first three weeks of the legislative session, Governor Katie Hobbs and various pro-public school lawmakers have introduced a wide array of ESA voucher reform bills that will keep students safe, raise standards for voucher school teachers, protect the rights of students with disabilities, and provide financial

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Arizona Voters Oppose Universal Vouchers & Demand Increased K-12 Funding

Arizona Voters Oppose Universal Vouchers & Demand Increased K-12 Funding According to a new, comprehensive poll of likely Arizona voters conducted by Stand for Children Arizona, Arizona voters are increasingly rejecting unaccountable private school vouchers and seeing the need for increased K-12 funding for local public schools that accept and serve all children.  Majority of

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