Statement from The Friends of ASBA regarding the “Save Our Schools Act” voucher initiative:
This is Arizona’s opportunity to stop the growth of vouchers once and for all. The people of our state have told policymakers time after time that public money must stay in our public schools, not be diverted from the state’s general fund to unaccountable private and religious schools. Save our Schools Arizona – and the hundreds of individuals from throughout Arizona who make it strong – harnessed this will of the voters at the polls in 2018 with Prop. 305, a resounding 2:1 victory against vouchers. State leaders should have taken notice and honored this outcome by not proposing additional expansion of vouchers. They didn’t and haven’t. That is why, today, The Friends of ASBA applauds SOS AZ again for their relentless commitment to and advocacy for Arizona’s students and families and their determination to let the voice of the voters be heard again this November to end growth of vouchers for good.
The Friends of the ASBA is committed to filling the need for trusted information on state-level K-12 education issues. We are dedicated to providing access to information and resources on high-priority, high-impact policy issues related to education and the success of public school students in Arizona. Friends of ASBA is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. No school district funds were used in the production of this message.