Allen-Sponsored Bill to Send Another $1.7 Million to Vouchers Advances

Republicans insisted that Senator Sylvia Allen’s bill to expand vouchers wouldn’t cost money. But when the Joint Legislative Budget Committee conducted a fiscal analysis of a bill, it found what was obvious to every honest person — the bill expands enrollment ant thus will cost the state more money. $1.7 million over three years, to […]

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Voucher Expansion Insults Voters’ Will

Yesterday, in the Senate Finance Committee on a strictly partisan vote (6-4), GOP senators approved a bill that expands so-called “Empowerment Scholarships” and a separate bill to strip Superintendent Hoffman of ESA oversight. Barely three months ago voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop 305 — the legislature’s last attempt at ESA expansion — and elected Superintendent Hoffman to lead Arizona’s Education Department and […]

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Vote No on Proposition 305

Proposition 305 is a bit confusing so let me try to break it down for you. 1. Basically there are a number of school tax credits and there are also Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs). Both of these, in essence, funnel tax dollars to private schools. Prop 305 is about ESAs. 2. ESA’s started in 2011 […]

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Will Republicans nullify Prop 305 before voters can have their say? 

There are still persistent reports that the Legislature will again try to make an end run around the voters and repeal the bill (SB1431) they passed last year, which is scheduled to be voted on by the citizens of this state in November because Save Our Schools gained enough signatures to put it on the ballot for […]

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AZ Voucher Program Ridden By Waste and Abuse

A new  Arizona Republic investigation reveals the scandal regarding Ducey’s school voucher program. Separately, we know that our State Senator Sylvia Allen supports and profits from this Ducey/DeVos/Goldwater Institute scheme. She must go in 2018. Here’s some of what the AZ Republic report says: About 4,147 students are currently enrolled in the Ducey/De Vos Voucher […]

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Save Our Schools Petition Signing

Save Our Schools Arizona is holding a statewide push this Saturday to gather signatures to refer SB 1413 the ESA (voucher) expansion bill to the 2018 ballot for the Arizona voters to decide where public funding should go. If you would like to sign the petition to put this issue on the ballot, we will have […]

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Taxes for religious schools not right | Letters to the Editor | azdailysun.com

Our Founding Fathers separated church and state for a reason. They had witnessed “divinely inspired” monarchs brutally suppress new ideas and religious clerics torture and execute men of science. Those Source: Taxes for religious schools not right | Letters to the Editor | azdailysun.com

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Give resounding no to school vouchers

February 26, 2017, Arizona Daily Sun Senator Debbie Lesko’s proposed SB 1431 sounds like a bureaucratic nightmare and detrimental to public education. I am opposed to school vouchers for many reasons. According to an article in the Arizona Daily Sun (February 16, 2017), vouchers would cost “tens of millions.” The state would be spending an […]

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