Great news from Arizona: the state government there has enacted four new school choice programs. As a result of these efforts, students with disabilities, those in the foster care system, and students from low-income families will have a better chance to receive a first-rate education.
Kudos to the Goldwater Institute for their work in championing these initiatives, not only will they help Arizona children, but they provide an example to other states of what’s possible, even with a Democratic governor at the helm. As Goldwater president Darcy Olsen puts it:
When it comes to educational freedom, Arizona is America’s shining city on the hill. These school choice measures give hope to Arizona schoolchildren and offer a model for the United States.
A special congratulations to the Heritage Foundation’s Dan Lips who first proposed the idea of a voucher program for kids in foster care.