Economy, Education

Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Arizona is losing money on its private school subsidy programs, a policy paper from the Grand Canyon Institute recently found. Source: Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds "“(Arizona) spent $141 million to support just over 13,000 students,” lead researcher David Wells said, referring to the data from 2015 and 2016. “$10,700… Continue reading Arizona is losing money on private school subsidies, research finds

Education

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you

Arizona Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is the latest charter school operator to use charter schools as his personal ATM – one that shoots out public funds. Source: Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you This kind personal profiteering off of our hard earned tax dollars is only legal because those doing it… Continue reading Rep. Eddie Farnsworth is a charter school millionaire, thanks to you

Education

Billionaires v teachers: the Koch brothers’ plan to starve public education | US news | The Guardian

A small group of women have succeeded in putting a state law promoted by Betsy DeVos and billionaire donors which they see as an attack on public education on the ballot in November Why I am voting #NoOn305. Source: Billionaires v teachers: the Koch brothers' plan to starve public education | US news | The… Continue reading Billionaires v teachers: the Koch brothers’ plan to starve public education | US news | The Guardian

Education

Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot

An Arizona Supreme Court ruling has kicked the Invest in Education tax measure off the November ballot. Source: Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot The only way we are going to repair the damage done to our public education system is to replace every legislator who does not support dedicated, sustainable public… Continue reading Invest in Education tax measure kicked off November ballot

Economy, Education

Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

The nation's student loan watchdog has resigned from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, arguing that its current leadership has undermined efforts to protect student borrowers. Source: Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration 'Turned Its Back' On Borrowers : NPR "You have used the bureau to serve the wishes of the most powerful financial companies… Continue reading Student Loan Watchdog Quits, Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers : NPR

Education

Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

Mesa Public Schools, an online education pioneer, runs its program at a fraction of the cost of Primavera, the biggest online charter in Arizona. Source: Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter “One reason for the big disparity in total cost between Primavera and Mesa: Mesa doesn't divert state education funds… Continue reading Mesa educates students online at 1/8th the cost of Primavera charter

Education

Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.

Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the U.S., according to most recent data. There is one counselor for every 903 students. Source: Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S. "Arizona's student to school counselor ratio is the highest in the U.S., according to most recent data. There… Continue reading Arizona has highest ratio of students to school counselors in U.S.

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As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com

Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size and even student bullying are considered, study finds. Source: As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com “Arizona schools are near the bottom of the barrel nationally when academics, class size… Continue reading As education takes center stage in Arizona election, study ranks state near bottom | Local news | tucson.com