PHOENIX — A House panel agreed Monday to allow hundreds of thousands of children to attend private and parochial schools at public expense — a vote one legislator said is part of a radical agenda to destroy public schools.
A newly released survey of Southern Arizona educators shows critical teacher attraction and retention issues, with many reporting low job satisfaction, feeling underappreciated and having to take second jobs.
Note: Earlier versions of this news story, including the one published in today's Star, failed to specify that the expansion of Education Savings Accounts would be available only to students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches. About 400,000 Arizona children would qualify.
PHOENIX — A judge has upheld a new law giving some parents
access to state funds to send their children to private and
parochial schools, paving the way to make vouchers available for
all of the more than one million children now in public