Tag: Voucher expansion

Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 18, 2020
Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

1,850 signs, one for each Arizona public school classroom without a certified teacher, greeted teachers and education advocates who came to Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state capitol to kick off Invest in Ed. A ballot initiative, supporters say will raise $940 million a year for K-12 classrooms.

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Arizona Education Association reports voucher expansion bill on House Appropriations Agenda, urges ‘Stop Zombie Voucher Bill!’

| March 23, 2016
Arizona Education Association reports voucher expansion bill on House Appropriations Agenda, urges ‘Stop Zombie Voucher Bill!’

Voucher expansion bill rises from the dead! We keep fighting legislation that drains the lifeblood from public education funding and they keep coming back.

SB1279 was a bill that expanded the state’s private school voucher program to all students that we thought was dead. It’s shown up on the agenda for Wednesday’s House Appropriations Committee with a Stike Everything Amendment expanding vouchers to students eligible for the low-income scholarships from Student Tuition Organizations for private schools.

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