Senate passes McCain amendment to expand school choice in Arizona

| July 22, 2015


Washington, D.C. ­– The Senate passed an amendment introduced by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) to enhance educational choice and expand access to high-performing schools in Arizona and across the country. Specifically, the amendment would enable Arizona and other states to propose how they could use limited education funds to expand access to high-performing charter, magnet and traditional public schools for low-income students, education options that are proven to provide the best-quality learning environments for Arizona children.

“Right now, public funds meant to help low-income students are largely reserved for poor-performing schools, failing children most in need,” said Senator McCain. “Instead, we must give Arizona and other states the ability to direct these funds to expand and replicate high-performing charter, magnet and traditional public schools which are proven to be successful. This amendment would give our states the ability to show how they can do just that, while paving the way to give parents the freedom to choose which schools are best for their kids. We have an obligation to prepare all our children for the future by giving them the best quality education available, and this is an important step in that direction.”

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