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Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

| December 18, 2014
Public Education is a Civic Responsibility

December 17, 2014 / Lisa Irish/Arizona Education News Service / Arizona Voices Public education is a civic responsibility not a consumer good, said Diane Ravitch, a research professor of education at New York University, to a recent gathering of Arizona educators and school board members. “Protecting our public schools against privatization and saving them for […]

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Cost of Each Class of AZ Drop Outs? $7.6 Billion in Lost Economic Activity…

| June 30, 2014
Cost of Each Class of AZ Drop Outs?  $7.6 Billion in Lost Economic Activity…

Mayor Greg Stanton and several Valley mayors released THIS RESEARCH REPORT today, which measured the economic impact of high school dropouts in Arizona. Key takeaways from the study include: ·     Each Arizona high school dropout results in a $421,280 loss in economic activity over his or her lifetime.  This figure includes lost earnings, increased health care and […]

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