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Where the Critics Go Wrong on School Choice

Posted in Marriage & Family on: January 27th, 2012
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Education is on everyone’s mind at the Legislature this session.

Governor Brewer announced that improving education as a key part of her plans for 2012 when she said in her State of the State address that we will see “excellence and accountability in our education system.”

How do we achieve this high standard? The answer is simple – school choice.

Expanding school choice is the single best strategy for improving education for all children. (more…)

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Breaking News: Off the Waiting List – School Choice Bills Pass Through the Senate, Onto the House

Posted in Marriage & Family, News on: January 19th, 2012
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Moments ago, two school choice bills were passed by the Arizona State Senate by a vote of 19-9-1.

Arizona’s robust school choice programs have been an undeniable success, opening the doors of educational opportunities to tens of thousands of families. Yet the need for scholarships for students to attend the school of their parents’ choice remains great, with thousands of students sitting on waiting lists. (more…)

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Get the Facts: Center for Arizona Policy’s Newest Publication Takes On the Difficult Issues Facing the Family

Posted in News on: January 12th, 2012
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How does abortion harm women? Why does marriage matter? What are the free speech rights of college students?

These are a few of the questions answered in Center for Arizona Policy’s latest publication The Policy Pages: A Guide to Family Issues found online at AZPolicyPages.com. This free online resource provides an in-depth look at some of the most critical issues of our time concerning life, marriage and family, religious liberty, judicial reform, and civics. (more…)

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Divorce is not the key to a happy – or long – life

Posted in Marriage & Family on: January 10th, 2012
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Another study has been released on the harms of divorce. This one from the University of Arizona shows that divorced men and women may die earlier than married individuals.

“A new review by the University of Arizona of more than 30 published studies found divorced adults have a significantly higher risk of early death compared with married adults.

 The risk of dying early was 23 percent greater among divorced adults than married couples tracked by researchers for an average of 11 years. Researchers found the risks associated with divorce are similar to other well-established public-health risks, such as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, getting limited exercise, being overweight and drinking heavily, said the study’s lead author, UA psychology professor David Sbarra.”

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