Education

Empowerment Scholarship Accounts

Opponents file petitions to halt voucher expansion; now the fight begins – Cronkite News

Opponents of the state’s expanded Empowerment Scholarship Accounts filed more than 140,000 petition signatures Friday to temporarily halt the program that would have allowed any student in the state to use public dollars for private education. If the signatures are valid, it will be more than enough – 118,823 were required – to put the

Education

Ban on sexually explicit materials in Arizona schools set to take effect – Cronkite News

Photo: Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” and Laura Esquivel’s “Like Water for Chocolate” are among the books that could be prohibited under Arizona’s ban on sexually explicit materials in schools A new ban on books containing sexual content makes its way into Arizona public schools this week, and critics worry self-censoring will add further stress to already

Civics

Judge Joins Effort to Revive Civics Education And (Maybe) Democracy Itself – Inside Sources

As President Joe Biden labels his political opponents “threats to democracy” and Republicans express doubts about the integrity of basic democratic institutions, one prominent American jurist believes he may have the solution. Civics class. “A self-governing democratic republic cannot go on from generation to generation with an ignorant public,” said Douglas Ginsburg — former Chief

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