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Challenge for the 2008 Legislature

It is the best of times, it is the worst of times, and the Arizona Legislature finds itself right in the middle, with education of our youth in jeopardy. The best of times: We’re on a roll! Arizona has established ...

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Do state tests make the grade?

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of standardized tests in public schools today. Grade advancement, high school diplomas, teacher bonuses, principals’ jobs and school reputations can all hinge on whether a student picks the right answer.So who creates the tests ...

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Arizona’s envious investment portfolio

Shortly after Dean Martin won the Treasurer’s Office, he “scrubbed” the office’s entire investment portfolio, making sure there were “no dogs left over from the previous administration.” The Treasurer’s Office is often referred to as the state’s bank. Tell our ...

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