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School Vouchers

School voucher plan dealt a legislative setback

PHOENIX — A proposal to sharply expand the use of tax dollars to send students to private and parochial schools suffered a severe, and perhaps fatal, setback Thursday.

April 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Senate agrees to expand Arizona's private-school tuition program

PHOENIX — Up to 120,000 youths living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Huppenthal under fire for backing tax dollars to private schools

PHOENIX — The state public schools chief is defending his effort to persuade parents to use tax money to send their children to private and parochial schools.

February 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Expanding state aid to private and parochial schools on track

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.

February 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Funding political campaigns one of many issues facing lawmakers

PHOENIX — Not everything lawmakers will face this session revolves around how to divide up the limited dollars available. They also will be taking up some matters of policy.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Schools chief urges court to uphold school voucherlike program

PHOENIX — Saying it’s really a legal contract between the state and parents, state schools superintendent John Huppenthal is urging the Arizona Supreme Court to uphold the legality of what amounts to a voucher program for students.

December 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Appeals court upholds school voucher program

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are free to give parents what amounts to a voucher of public funds to educate their children at any private or parochial school they want, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday.

October 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona moving ahead with expanded school-voucher plan

PHOENIX - Thousands of students in poorly performing public schools could soon get what amounts to a voucher from the state to go elsewhere - or even get educated at home - in a move that could take hundreds of millions of dollars a year out of the public school system.

April 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

Olivia Cajero Bedford

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

Maria Garcia

August 25, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

Group supporting vouchers backs Democrat Garcia

A national organization that champions school vouchers has pumped nearly $70,000 into Arizona legislative primary races this year, with Tucson Democrat Maria Garcia getting the largest share for her Senate campaign.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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School voucher eligibility may reach 100,000

PHOENIX - A new law signed this week by Gov. Jan Brewer could give an estimated 100,000 children in Arizona schools a check from the state to go to a private or parochial school next year instead.

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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