School Choice

History Made

History Made at Capitol – Landmark school choice victory!  In 2011, Arizona was the first state to enact Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) for students with special needs. Through the years, additional groups of students have been added as qualifying for ESAs....

Arizona School Choice Recap

It has long been the view of Center for Arizona Policy that parents should have as many options as possible available to them for how to educate their children. After all, parents should have the fundamental right to direct the education and upbringing of their...

Where the Critics Go Wrong on School Choice

Education is on everyone’s mind at the Legislature this session. Governor Brewer announced that improving education as a key part of her plans for 2012 when she said in her State of the State address that we will see “excellence and accountability in our education...

Everyone Wins with Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

One of the most ground-breaking bills passed by the legislature this session was SB 1553. This bill, which was signed by Governor Brewer, creates Empowerment Scholarship Accounts that allow parents of children with special needs to redirect 90% of the tax dollars that...