Tag: Arizona and education choice

What do the parents have to lose?

In the stunning fantastic Disney+ Star Wars series Andor, the shadowy Luthen Rael finally reveals something about himself by telling a subordinate about what he was sacrificing. In response he gave the above speech which you can watch the amazing Stellen Skarsgaard deliver here. Luthen makes clear that far from[Read More…]

Religious charter schools? Choose wisely

  Oklahoma Attorney General John M. O’Connor released an advisory opinion on Dec. 1, which concluded in essence that enforcement of Oklahoma’s statutory prohibition on religious charter schools was likely unconstitutional given a series of rulings by the United States Supreme Court. Nicole Garnett made a similar case in a[Read More…]

Arizona educators have very particular skills making them a nightmare for grifters

      “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills I have acquired over a very long career.[Read More…]

Arizona poised to become the first state with universal private K-12 choice

Word began to leak yesterday that the Save Our Schools group had misrepresented the number of signatures gathered in an effort to thwart Arizona’s universal ESA expansion. It now appears all but certain/official that they did not gather the needed 118,000 petition signatures required to freeze the expansion and hold[Read More…]

What people are saying about new Arizona education savings account legislation

By now, education choice enthusiasts – and detractors as well – know that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed into law the nation’s first universal education savings account program, creating the most expansive school choice initiative in the nation. House Bill 2853, sponsored by Rep. Ben Toma, allows education savings accounts to be available to[Read More…]

Word for word: Corey DeAngelis talks Arizona ESA legislation with Fox Business

Editor’s note: DeAngelis is national director of research at the American Federation for Children. He recorded this interview Tuesday. We’re super pumped up in the school choice movement. In 2021 we were calling it the year of school choice because 19 states expanded or enacted programs to fund students as[Read More…]

Hawaii has much to teach the mainland on funding equity

I recently published a white paper on K-12 funding equity in Arizona. The news was not great. Back in 1980, Arizona lawmakers were concerned about a Serrano vs. Priest-style lawsuit from California (won by education choice icons Jack Coons and Stephen Sugarman, by the way!). The lawmakers went and did[Read More…]

National education choice expert, reimaginED executive editor featured on national podcast

Matthew Ladner, director of the Arizona Center for Student Opportunity and executive editor of reimaginED, appeared as this week’s guest on the Ricochet Audio Network. Ladner talked with host Jon Gabriel about Arizona’s improvements in education, made possible by the state’s robust school choice options which include charter schools and[Read More…]