Monday, November 28, 2011

Amid Court Proceedings, Allies Reach Out in Arizona

The United States Supreme Court, where an Arizona case upheld
the constitutionality of scholarship tax credits earlier this year.
It's been a busy week in Arizona, and things aren't letting up in the days ahead.

First, there was the news early last week that an Arizona court dismissed one of the plaintiffs' claims in a lawsuit aiming to stop students from participating in Arizona's Empowerment Scholarship Accounts Program.

And then, today, parents of students enrolled in the groundbreaking program took to court to defend additional claims from the plaintiffs. (In this case, a group of special interests intent on maintaining the educational status quo for Arizona families.)

You can learn more about the history of Arizona's court battles, as well as Monday's developments, by clicking here.

But it's not all about court wranglings out in the Grand Canyon State. The next two days will also feature some of the best that Arizona school choice champions have to offer, as the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO) is teaming up with reformers around the country to address one of the most pressing educational problems facing the state.

Dozens of Hispanic elected officials and top leading figures in the K-12 reform movement from the Southwest are gathering tomorrow and Wednesday to find answers to the growing problem the growing achievement gap among Hispanic students.

We've partnered with HCREO to move from discussion to action, by providing solutions to a souring Hispanic dropout rate and the continued lack of quality education available to the country's largest minority population.

The two day informative session will address the educational crisis Hispanics face and explore the various options available. Policymakers will learn how they can help to ensure that each child has access to quality education.

To learn more about the event, visit

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, NM

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