Tag: arizona and education savings accounts

Funding all students through education savings accounts: a vision for the future

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on realcleareducation.com. The author, Jude Schwalbach, is an education policy analyst at Reason Foundation. After an Arizona citizens’ referendum failed to block the state’s massive expansion of Empowerment Scholarship Accounts last month, the Grand Canyon State now leads the nation in education customization. Arizona’s education savings account[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…]

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and families celebrate establishment of education savings accounts for all students

Editor’s note: The following is a news release from the Arizona Governor’s Office Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on  Tuesday joined families, educators and community leaders to celebrate Arizona’s successful effort to ensure every Arizona student can attend any school of their choosing. “Arizona is now the gold standard for educational[Read More…]

What parents need to know about education savings accounts

Editor’s note: This commentary on why Florida should follow Arizona’s lead on education savings accounts for all students appeared Tuesday on Tallahassee.com. After elections and with our next legislative session, we should reclaim our opportunity to expand educational freedom to all young students in the state of Florida. Florida’s well-deserved[Read More…]

School choice gains in Arizona next logical step in education freedom; wrangling sure to follow

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wraps up his final legislative session with victories on multiple fronts, not the least of which is to reclaim Arizona’s status as the top state for K-12 choice. The state’s lawmakers expanded eligibility for the Empowerment Scholarship Account program to all students in the state at[Read More…]

Arizona’s education savings account legislation empowers students, protects families

Editor’s note: This Q&A about Arizona’s House Bill 2853 appeared last week on the Goldwater Institute’s website. The Arizona Legislature has unveiled an ambitious plan to put K-12 students and parents first. Sponsored by House Majority Leader Ben Toma and co-sponsored by over two dozen of his peers, HB 2853 would open[Read More…]