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Education advocates mulling tax increases, major reforms (access required)

With a temporary sales tax increase set to expire in 2013, education advocates are looking to ask voters for another way to fund schools.

But though several organizations are considering ballot measures for the 2012 election, no one is quite sure what those proposals will look like or what taxes would be raised.

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Proponents say successor to school voucher plan will withstand lawsuits (access required)

Teachers unions and advocacy groups that sunk Arizona’s private school voucher system two years ago haven’t made any moves to strike down its successor, even though they say it is blatantly unconstitutional.

But school choice advocates say they followed the instruction of an Arizona Supreme Court justice and the previous program’s critics in crafting the new system, which will allow it to withstand the inevitable lawsuit.

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