Economy, Education

$700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused

A new report found that serious problems continue with the Arizona voucher program that allows parents to use taxpayer money to send their kids to private schools. Source: $700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused There are currently approximately 5000 students using vouchers. Parents may have misused $700,000 of taxpayer money.… Continue reading $700,000 in Arizona private school voucher funds may have been misused

Education

Arizona Auditor General Report – Voucher Oversight Inadequate

"The Department has not adequately monitored parents’ spending, reviewed expenses in a timely manner, or taken timely enforcement actions to address misspending." Two years ago auditors found significant abuses in Arizona's voucher program. An October 2018 report finds little improvement. GOP legislators should not have expanded a program with so many deficiencies. It is a… Continue reading Arizona Auditor General Report – Voucher Oversight Inadequate

Education

Pay teachers what America owes them — respect and higher salaries

Source: Pay teachers what America owes them — respect and higher salaries “Teachers play an extraordinary role in educating today’s children to be tomorrow’s community leaders and engines of economic growth. And yet the lack of respect for them is visible in many ways, including declining pay and a lack of recognition compared with police… Continue reading Pay teachers what America owes them — respect and higher salaries

Economy, Education

Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said he supports a ballot initiative that would continue to provide state funds for parents who want to send their children to private schools. Source: Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools "Ducey said the program helps children like Jordan Visser, a student with cerebral palsy and… Continue reading Ducey backs ballot initiative to use state funds for private schools

Education

Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation | Cronkite News – Arizona PBS

Arizona universities have posted the largest tuition increases in the nation since the start of the recession, with the $5,355 increase per student more than twice the national average, according to a recent national survey, that blames much of the increase on cuts to state support for higher ed. Source: Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession… Continue reading Report: Arizona saw biggest post-recession tuition increases in nation | Cronkite News – Arizona PBS

Economy, Education

Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

The education community is watching what happens with Prop. 305 closely as it could have a big impact on funding in our state. Source: Breaking down Prop. 305; what a 'no' and 'yes' vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com This is a great educational piece on the impact of Prop 305. I intend to… Continue reading Breaking down Prop. 305; what a ‘no’ and ‘yes’ vote means | Arizona News | azfamily.com

Economy, Education

Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Prop. 126 will trim the renewal of the education sales … Read more Source: Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods - Grand Canyon Institute An detailed analysis of Prop 126 shows it could cost $250M per year in Prop 301 funding for… Continue reading Consequences of Prop. 126: $250 million cut to Education, Future cuts to Transportation Funding and Higher Taxes on Goods – Grand Canyon Institute

Education

Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Kathy Hoffman and the other teacher candidates represent a wild-card political movement following the teacher-driven #RedForEd effort that drew support from parents and school children in Arizona, … Source: Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts The politicians who spent the last 10+ years creating the problems we face in public… Continue reading Walkout teachers now in a drive to win US statehouse posts

Education

Rep. Eddie Farnsworth’s roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol

State Rep. Eddie Farnsworth said there is no conflict in voting to financially help charter schools, including his Benjamin Franklin chain. Source: Rep. Eddie Farnsworth's roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol "Well after midnight, Mesnard, with Farnsworth as point man during a testy floor debate with Democrats, added an amendment to the budget. It exempted charter… Continue reading Rep. Eddie Farnsworth’s roles as lawmaker, charter-school owner mix at Arizona Capitol