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ELL costs are a matter of perspective (access required)

On March 14, the Capitol Times ran a guest column by the president of the Arizona School Boards Association stating that Arizonans should be “outraged” at me. The column was 100 percent emotion, zero percent analysis.The attack relates to the ...

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Trust fund dollars for the arts (access required)

What is it that makes the arts such an easy target when it comes to cutting budgets and programs that support them?School arts programs are nearly always the first to go when budgets need to be trimmed, despite extensive research ...

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Slowing down Arizona’s budget rollercoaster (access required)

Arizona’s recent budget history looks a lot like a rollercoaster. During years with strong economic growth, state politicians allow spending to shoot up to unsustainably high levels. Then, during economic slowdowns, when revenues fall off, state spending goes crashing downward. ...

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Defy the feds, save your stimulus check (access required)

The stimulus package President Bush signed into law is intended to fuel the economy and help avoid a recession by getting Americans to spend more money. However, Americans are already spending too much. According to a new Commerce Department report, ...

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