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Pandemic, culture wars revive ‘school choice’ policy push (access required)

ESAs, Hobbs, school funding, K-12 education, vouchers, pandemic

With memories fresh from pandemic-era school closures and curriculum battles — particularly over how matters of gender and race are taught — legions of parents are trekking to the marble floors of their state Capitols to fight to create education savings accounts, also known as ESAs. Such accounts exist in Arizona and West Virginia, though Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs argues the dollars would be better spent bolstering chronically underfunded public schools.

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Democrats eye new Congressional opening  (access required)

Democrats, Gallego, election, Congress

The heavily Democratic Congressional District 3 is seemingly open for takers now that Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-AZ, has announced that he’ll run for Senate.   Several Democrats are considering a run, but it’s a big risk. In such a blue district, whichever Democrat wins the primary is almost guaranteed the seat, and there’s no limit on how many primary candidates can run.  

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