Tag: Arizona and school choice

Arizona governor’s plan to undo nation’s largest school choice program will harm students, advocates say

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on dailycaller.com. Newly-elected Democratic Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs’ plan to undo the nation’s most expansive school choice program could affect thousands of students and families who are already utilizing the state’s voucher program, school choice advocates told the Daily Caller News Foundation. Hobbs’ executive[Read More…]

Jeb Bush: What do schools of the future look like?

Editor’s note: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush leads a discussion with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, and Kahn Academy CEO Sal Khan for an inside look at the education innovations unfolding across the country. In this video recorded as the keynote session at ExcelinEd’s recent education summit,[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Arizona’s education savings account opens doors for all children

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Arizona mother Shana Lockhart was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. When my son was in kindergarten, we were told he was one of many individuals born with high functioning autism. While not an official medical term or diagnosis, high[Read More…]

Even families who don’t use Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Accounts support them

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation and a reimaginED guest blogger, and Madison Marino, research associate and project coordinator at the Heritage’s Center for Education Policy, appeared Wednesday on washingtontimes.com. Last summer, when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a[Read More…]

Applications for Arizona’s education savings account pouring in, state education department says

Editor’s note: This article appeared last week on azcentral.com. Over 10,000 applications for education savings accounts poured in over the course of less than a week, according to the Arizona Education Department. As of Wednesday, the state had received nearly 22,500 universal eligibility applications, the Education Department said on Twitter. Arizona started[Read More…]

Kudos resound for Arizona’s education scholarship account program expansion

School choice expansion in Arizona became official last week with an announcement from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs that school choice opponents would not meet the minimum signature requirements to stop the program and send it to the ballot. Hobbs, a Democrat running for governor who opposed the plan, said[Read More…]

Universal school voucher foes in Arizona turn in signatures to force a public vote in 2024

Editor’s note: This article appeared Friday on azmirror.com. Teachers and public school advocates on Friday submitted nearly 142,000 petition signatures to block the new universal school voucher program that was set to go into effect Friday and let voters decide its fate in 2024. Save Our Schools Arizona PAC said[Read More…]