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Kindergarten: A mandate we must support

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As school superintendents we would never propose eliminating fifth grade to save money. Yet such a far-fetched policy would hold much more water than short-changing those students representing the greatest return for our education dollar: kindergartners.

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The truth about PSPRS investment performance

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All too often, fiction and gossip move faster than truth and reason. As such, it is often stated by our detractors that our $8 billion portfolio is the state’s “worst-performing pension plan,” which gives the impression that our investment staff is incompetent and responsible for the trust’s sagging pension funding levels.

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Stand for Children sides with students, not politics

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At Stand for Children Arizona, we believe that educating future generations is not a Republican or Democratic issue. Far too many children, through no fault of their own, aren’t getting the education they need to be successful in life. At the end of the day, Stand only aligns itself with one side – the side of the student.

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