dual enrollment, colleges, Education Forward, diplomas, degrees, universities
Mar 8, 2023

Dual enrollment opens the door to college

After three years of declining student achievement, increased absenteeism, and rising dropout rates, the Arizona Senate is considering a bill to address all those issues.

EVIT, career and technical education, college
Feb 20, 2023

Arizona CTE needs to refocus on promises made to taxpayers

Career and technical education is a wonderful thing when it is done right. It raises graduation rates by keeping students engaged in learning that is relevant to them. It gives students a leg up on being prepared for the workforce and college. But expanding CTE so more students can be placed into electives, students who may have no intention of making that elective their career path, is not the pr[...]

John McCain, Jack McCain, bipartisan, Hobbs, State of the State, maverick,
Jan 26, 2023

Arizonans can be optimistic about the future

With Republicans and Democrats working together, we can take Arizona to greater economic heights.

healthcare, Medicaid, AHCCCS, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, CMS, Chevron, Medicare, FQHC, chiropractor, optometry, podiatric care, dental
Mar 18, 2022

Health care industry is critical infrastructure

We must do everything we can to create a statewide workforce program that addresses health professional shortages to meet the state’s health care needs and continues to provide high-wage and quality jobs for Arizonans. HB 2691 can be a part of the solution. 

job growth, unemployment, Kaiser, Fernandez, jobless, Epstein, Senate
Dec 26, 2019

America’s Workers Need Better Jobs

There are plenty of news commentators who say America’s workers are doing just fine. They see low consumer prices, low unemployment, and a booming stock market as signs that all is well. But out in the real world, things are more worrying. Millions of Americans are barely subsisting on retail work in shopping malls and restaurants. And the kinds of jobs available to them are now declining in qua[...]

Aug 21, 2014

When students drop out, we all miss out

The business community is united in its support for higher academic standards in Arizona’s education system so our graduates are prepared for a career or a higher educational opportunity. A strong education system is the foundation of a strong work force, which contributes to a strong economy.