STOs have the power to direct more resources to students
In response to the July 17 article, “Administrative bloat? Republican lawmaker sets sights on school tax credit organizations,” we agree that Student Tuition Organizations have a responsibility to minimize administrative costs and dedicate more funds to the students we serve.
House kills STO expansion bill, cancels votes on other school choice bills
Republicans and Democrats joined forces in the Arizona House of Representatives today to kill a bill that would have expanded School Tuition Organization tax credits. That led Republican leadership to unexpectedly cancel another vote on two other “school choice” bills.
State money spent on empowerment scholarships nearly doubles
There will be almost double the number of students from last year starting the new school year in a program that provides public money for private schools.
Republicans join with Dems to reject school choice bill
Eight Republicans helped to reject a bill Thursday that would have sharply expanded a program that uses public money to send students to private schools.
Senate votes to expand voucher-like program for private school tuition
Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer funded tuition to private and parochial schools.
Millions remain unspent in school choice program
Parents with empowerment scholarship accounts have amassed roughly $2.5 million of unspent public money over three years, causing public school officials to question the program’s accountability.
Expert says state should focus on help for struggling schools
It is time for the state to curtail its preference for school choice policy and find a way to help parents who choose to stay at failing schools rather than encouraging them to leave, an Arizona State University professor said on Dec. 12.
Expert calls for Arizona to support ailing schools rather than opting for school choice
An Arizona State University professor said Wednesday it is time for the state to curtail its preference for school choice policy and find a way to help parents who choose to stay at failing schools rather than encouraging them to leave.