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Is More School Choice Good for Arizona?

Sedona AZ (July 2, 2016) – The following is a letter to the SedonaEye.com editor:

americans for prosperityTo all Arizona Parents and Taxpayers:

Is more school choice good for Arizona?

Should the government allow families to choose the educational opportunities that work best for their children?

Will school choice give poor kids a better chance to succeed?

What are the impacts of school choice on students who remain traditional district schools?

Do school choice programs use available taxpayer resources more efficiently and effectively?

school childrenTo find out more, please JOIN US on Friday, July 29, 2016, as the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Foundation hosts a luncheon in Tucson and a dinner in Phoenix to discuss the future of school choice and education reform, and to celebrate the birthday of the late economist Milton Friedman.

Our speaker will be Max Eden, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Before joining MI, Max was program manager of the education policy studies department at the American Enterprise Institute. Eden’s research interests include early education, school choice, and higher-education reform. He was co-editor, with Frederick M. Hess, of An Education Agenda for 2016: Conservative Solutions for Expanding Opportunity (2015).

Use these links to sign up for the event closest to you:



For Liberty & Prosperity (and Kids!),

Tom Jenney
Arizona Director
Americans for Prosperity Foundation

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  1. West Sedona Dave says:

    This is so wrong on many levels…

    Yes this works great for children who excels in learning…

    Most children are not like this…

    If we continue down this road public schools will only have troubled children in them…

    Why do you think charter schools numbers look so good?….Because if your child has a learning disability or other problems, he will be asked to leave and go to a public school, because they MUST take them…..

    Is that fair?…. In theory, and on paper it sound great… But in the real world its filled with holes that they never bring up!

  2. Marv & Jane says:

    Just look at our own disgraceful school board. And a few years ago it was the fire board being disgraced. And Sedona City government is a constant mess with ongoing questions of manipulation and even corruption.

    As for schools, the curriculum has so declined. Kids not even taught to sign their names (no teaching of cursory writing) – they cannot add 2 + 2 without a machine for answers – no more history lessons. And with so many non-English speaking students these days, the future remains bleak.

    It seems logical that all avenues are thoroughly researched. Surely something must change. Producing nothing but uneducated masses leaves us even more vulnerable to despair, poverty, and social decline. Maybe even another third world is in progress here?

  3. Gigi Donovan, Phoenix says:

    School choice is the only option and I support it.

  4. West Sedona Dave says:

    ” School choice is the only option and I support it. ” Choice????? I dont like people making a profit off my health….

    And I sure hate the idea of someone profiting off our future(our children)!!!!!!!

    Its sick, and thats why so many are investing(stock holders, hedge fund companies) in Charter schools….

  5. Liz says:

    YES!!!!!! More Chice!!!!!

  6. West Sedona Dave says:

    Liz and anyone else who believes that choice is so wonderful….

    Arizona parents, the first thing you should know about our state’s charter schools is that they are not required under any state and/or federal law to hire certified teachers

    So again….its all about money and profits…..
    They sure make them sound all warm and fuzzy, but the bottom line is Charter schools are about turning a profit on education!!!

    Please look into the background of these school…..Im not saying there bad, what Im saying is this is our future, choice is great, but someone who is not a teacher will educate my child?…..

    No, I dont think so……There are no dress rehearsals in life!!!

  7. LePin says:

    I like this kind of school choice: Let us choose to properly fund our public education system. Let us recognize that our children are our greatest resource and we are wasting them by depriving them of the quality education we need in today’s world. Sending them off to private schools is not the solution. Furthermore it would only contribute to the fiscal crisis in the public schools. Fund our schools properly THEN we can talk about school choice.

  8. Homeschool says:

    Home schooling is the preferred choice in this household. My children surpassed and excelled on all levels except for one dyslexic child and we paid for proper teaching help. He’s now in Yale. Thought you might want to know that our kids are in NYU, Yale and VaTech – all home schooled since second grade (we allowed two years to see if it was a better fit for the child). All of our children have visited 50 states and Puerto Rico, and four African countries and most of Europe and three Asian countries for two weeks or more. They have spent time studying all religions and in-depth cultural and political differences. They have visited the UN on an educational visit that lasted three days. One is engaged to a Mexican, another may ask a Finn, and another likes a Senegalese this semester. It’s wonderful being an American family with freedoms unmatched in other nations. Public school should be the proper and right choice for all, but it isn’t and that should not be accepted. If the majority won’t support education (look at the drop out rate to see who does and does not support free public education), then choice is the only alternative if homeschooling isn’t an option. Thank you, Dr. Ben Carson and family for proving why an involved disciplined single parent poor family can rise up in our communities. Time to give back, time to move on.

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