|October 18, 2016 In its just-released report “State Tax Subsidies for Private K-12 Education,” the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) shows that private school tax subsidies, including Arizona’s four tax credits for private school tuition scholarships, are undermining states’ ability to maintain a high-quality public education system. After studying the 20 states that have some type of private education tax subsidy, ITEP has concluded that the subsidies lack budgetary oversight and divert revenue needed to support public schools. Read more|
Are you ready to vote? If your registration is current, you can cast an early ballot at any number of voting sites across Arizona. Find an early voting polling place near you by clicking this link. The general election is Tuesday, November 8th.
Stumped on how to know which candidates are really willing to support public education? There are a few simple questions that can help you figure that out. Click to watch AZ Schools Now’s video to find out what to ask candidates in your legislative district about their comm ...
By now, most Arizona voters who vote by mail should have gotten their ballots for this year’s primary elections and are in the process of choosing their candidates. The election is August 30th, less than three weeks away, and with so little time to decide, voters are often stum ...
Each election cycle, Children’s Action Alliance sends a questionnaire to candidates for legislative office. For the 2016 primary and general elections, we sent the survey to active candidates for office, asking them to answer five brief questions on conditions for kids. We ...
Kids can’t speak out for themselves but YOU can help make their voices heard through Children’s Action Alliance! Please use your voice to help Arizona’s children at the state capitol and our federal capitol in Washington D.C.
|October 10, 2016 We continued our series of seminars on education issues in Tucson on Friday, October 7, with a good showing from legislative candidates interested in learning about issues affecting K-12 education in Arizona. We have a lot of work to do to improve our public schools: proper funding for materials, teacher pay and safe classrooms. Read more|
|October 6, 2016 This weekend, the presidential candidates will participate in a second debate. Scheduled for Sunday, October 9th at 6:00pm Arizona time, the Commission on Presidential Debates and moderators from news divisions at ABC and CNN have agreed to consider using a question from someone outside the audience. We are asking you to help by voting for a question on children’s issues submitted by president and CEO of the Annie E. Read more|
|September 21, 2016 Be treated to live youth entertainment from Osborn Middle School and Camelback High School, get inspired to make Arizona a better place for children and mingle with your colleagues at the 18th Annual Through the Eyes of a Child fundraising luncheon next month in Phoenix. There is still time to get your tickets online, whether you are purchasing for yourself or a sponsoring a full table for your organization. Read more|
|September 20, 2016 Some good news from the U.S. Census Bureau this week, as the agency released data on more than 40 different topics in the American Community Survey. Notable in the data is a significant drop in the percentage of children without health coverage in Arizona. The data, from 2015, estimates that, 8% of Arizona’s children remained uninsured in 2015, compared with 10% in 2014. Read more|