The Arizona Student Achievement Coalition is a 501(c)(4), non-profit organization committed to academic opportunity and success for every child. We advocate for public policies that empower students, teachers and schools, and support leaders who share our belief that quality education remains the surest path to the American Dream.
Arizona’s future is increasingly tied to its educational success. Our state is one of the nation’s youngest, and has a fast-growing population under age 18. Meanwhile, employers’ need for an educated, trained workforce is expected to only grow in the years ahead. To meet these and other demands, Arizona must quickly adopt policies and support policymakers devoted to expanding access to outstanding schools.
- Access to High Quality Schools – Arizona’s charter students outperformed nearly every other state on the Nation’s Report Card and exceeded the state average of students passing AzMERIT in 2015 and 2016. Arizona’s charter sector is an example of a growing, quality school choice. The Coalition advocates for policies that expand quality schools and allow students to thrive in the school that best fits their individual needs.
- Transparent & Fair Funding for all Students – Arizona’s K-12 funding formula should work for all families. Funding should match Arizona’s robust school choice policy and be equitable, predictable, transparent and stable.
- Measuring Impact – Any school – public or private – receiving state funding should report students’ academic results because what we measure, we can improve on for Arizona. The relationship between poverty and indicators of achievement has long been a limitation of measurement in education. But the inclusion of growth in an accountability formula is meant to erase, or mitigate, this limitation. The Coalition will work to accurately and fairly measure educators’ hard work and capture the value added for low-income students living in unstable environments.
We need you to make a difference. By joining the Arizona Student Achievement Coalition, you will stay informed on the latest news in K-12 education and policies improving student achievement; make a difference in the public policies impacting Arizona schools; learn where candidates stand on the education issues important to you and play a key role in supporting pro-school choice candidates.
Policies and politicians should empower teachers and communities and help all children, especially those who need quality schools to escape poverty. The Coalition will work to create political conditions for students to thrive and provide choice for all families. Your contribution will immediately be doubled, as the Coalition was awarded a $100,000 matching grant.
We advocate for public policies that empower students, teachers and schools, and support leaders who share our belief that quality education remains the surest path to the American Dream. Our issues include access to high quality schools, transparent and fair funding for all students, and the ability to accurately and fairly measure impact.