Arizona’s long-term economic prosperity and our individual quality of life depend on our ability to deliver a world-class education for all students. In fact, more than 90% of voters believe Arizona’s economic development and job growth depend on our ability to improve our education system.
A world-class education already exists for some students across our state today, but not for most.
Statewide and nonpartisan, Expect More Arizona is bringing Arizonans together year round to support a world-class education for all students. Join Expect More Arizona’s Vote 4 Education campaign to raise your voice and help give every Arizona student the opportunity to succeed in college, career and in life.
Arizona has recently adopted several measures that create higher expectations for educators and students. It’s critical that communities – including local organizations, business leaders, educators and parents – understand these changes and support the success of our students.
Statewide and non-partisan, Expect More Arizona’s goal is to provide you with the resources and information you need to be an engaged member of the community and to make the most of your vote.
Here are four questions you can ask your friends, neighbors, family members, elected officials, candidates and community leaders, to help educate yourself about the issues and to start a dialogue about the commitment needed to improve our education system.
- In 2010, Arizona adopted the Common Core State Standards, which create higher expectations for students. How can we ensure every student has the opportunity to succeed now that academic standards are becoming more rigorous?
- With the new Move on When Reading law effective in 2013-2014, how can we help ensure more students are reading proficiently by the 3rd grade?
- In 2012, forty-three percent of Arizona’s schools graded received a “C” letter grade or below. How will you help make sure that all students have access to excellent schools?
- How can we strategically invest new and/or existing resources to ensure high-quality teachers and schools for every student, birth through career?