Study Up

There are many perspectives about current issues and opportunities related to education in Arizona today. Take time to understand the various viewpoints and keep the best interests of Arizona students in the forefront. 

Here are a variety of resources to help you understand where candidates stand on the issues you care about:

Arizona Charter Schools Association
The Association is committed to the development of high-performing public charter schools and improving the political and regulatory landscape for charter students, families and operators at the local, state, and federal levels.

  • Candidate Questionnaire – The Arizona Charter Schools Association asked all legislative candidates running for elected office in 2016 to participate in a survey that sought their perspectives on education in Arizona. The survey posed twelve questions to candidates on a variety of topics related to public schools, both charter and district.

Arizona Republic

  • Voter Guide – The guide will automatically generate a sample ballot with the candidates running in your districts, based on where you live. You can compare two candidates at a time by clicking on their profiles.

A coalition of education advocates, including Arizona Education Association, Arizona School Boards Association, Arizona Business and Education Coalition, Valley Interfaith Project and others.

  • Voting Records – How state legislators voted on school funding in 2015 and 2016 as compiled by AzSchoolsNOW.

Children’s Action Alliance
Children’s Action Alliance is an independent voice for Arizona children at the state capitol and in the community. CAA works to improve children’s health, education, and security through information and action.

  • Candidate Questionnaire – Each election cycle, Children’s Action Alliance sends a questionnaire to candidates for legislative office. For the 2016 primary, CAA sent the survey to active candidates for office, asking them to answer five brief questions on conditions for kids.
  • CAA Voting Records – A 2016 legislative wrap-up and report card for kids compiled by CAA.

Citizens Clean Elections Commission
The Citizens Clean Elections Act was passed by the people of Arizona in 1998 to restore citizen participation and confidence in our political system. The Act allows candidates running for the Legislature or statewide offices the opportunity to forgo special interest money by collecting a certain number of $5 donations.

  • Voter Guide – The August 30th Primary Election Voter Education Guide provides voters information on the upcoming election, including information on the voting process, such as obtaining a ballot, and statements from the candidates running for Corporation Commission, State Senate and State Representative.
  • Text Only Voter Guide by Legislative District
  • Candidate Compass – The Candidate Compass tool does not endorse or promote candidates.  The tool is available for voters to access candidate information, as provided by the candidates, and compare the candidates’ responses to the voter’s.

Friends of ASBA
The Friends of the Arizona School Boards Association (ASBA) is a private, nonprofit organization committed to filling the need for trusted information on state-level K-12 education issues.

  • Voting Records – The Friends of ASBA, a sister organization of the Arizona School Boards Association, is dedicated to providing resources that lead to more informed public discussion of K-12 education in Arizona and greater understanding and support for our state’s public schools and the more than 1 million students who attend them. This publication focuses on the impact of the Arizona Legislature, specifically the votes of individual legislators on key bills impacting K-12 education.
  • Voting Records Sorted by Legislative District

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