In a letter Friday to state Elections Director Eric Spencer, attorneys Thomas Basile and Tim La Sota, who represent interests seeking the expansion of the voucher program, contend all petitions are invalid because they said the law they seek to refer to voters was enacted during the “fifty-third session of the legislature.”Read More »
Gov. Doug Ducey today said lifting an enrollment cap that will be imposed as a school voucher program expands is “not even a consideration.” At least not at this time.Read More »
Arizona’s empowerment scholarship account program is a modern era idea administered in a stone-age fashion.Read More »
The Arizona Legislature is poised to vote on a major expansion of a school voucher program giving parents state money to pay their children's private school tuition.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will allow students to pay for a private education using public funds.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a bill to expand a year-old school voucher program.Read More »
A new court ruling says Arizona's school voucher program for students with disabilities is constitutional.Read More »
A judge in Phoenix on Monday hears arguments on a legal challenge to a state school voucher program.Read More »
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.
Arizona’s years-long crusade to lead the nation in school choice policies hit perhaps its greatest roadblock in 2009, when the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that a limited voucher program violated a constitutional ban on providing state money to private or sectarian schools.Read More »