school vouchers

Associated Press

A years long effort to expand school vouchers to all 1.1 million Arizona schoolchildren is coming to come to a head.

Arizona Capitol Times

The Legislature's independent budget office estimates that expanding a school voucher program to all Arizona schoolchildren over the next four years could cost more than $24 million.

Howard Fischer/Capitol Media Services

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday praised school choice advocates gathered at the Capitol and then defended state funding to private schools that critics say siphons cash from public schools.

Capitol Media Services file photo by Howard Fischer

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 as the state House defeated the plan. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

State Legislature Could Expand School Voucher System

Apr 17, 2014
Emily Johnson,

Up to 120,000 more youngsters living in low-income neighborhoods could soon qualify for taxpayer-funded tuition to private and parochial schools. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.