Kevin Abbott-Spitzer greets students as they file in for seventh-grade social studies at Rincon Vista Middle School in the Vail School District, which wants to convert Rincon Vista and two other schools into charters. Vail converted two schools earlier.
Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.
Whatever ups and downs Ethan Orr expected from his first session in the state House of Representatives, they did not include seeing T-shirts declaring him a traitor who stabbed conservatives in the back.
PHOENIX - Calling it unnecessary and bad policy, state Treasurer Doug Ducey formally launched a campaign Wednesday to defeat making a temporary 1-cent sales tax hike approved by voters two years ago permanent.