As the former Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children, I am passionate about the education of our children. I am committed to providing our children with the best opportunities possible, by empowering parents to choose the schools their children will attend whether that choice is public, private, or parochial.
One of the most important things we can do for the future of America’s education system is to demand proficiency in English comprehension and speaking skills. All students – whether recent immigrants or children of longtime citizens – must learn to read and write English from the earliest age possible. This will promote unity in the education system as teachers will be released from the continual burdens of spending unnecessary time with non-English speakers along with the students who fluently read and write English.
Families have waited far too long for these reforms. America’s children deserve the best education possible and Congress has an ideal opportunity to employ a proven method to help make this happen.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-08) introduced the Children's Hope Act (H.R. 422), which would encourage states to enact their own state scholarship tax credit, similar to the credit that has been so successful in Arizona, thereby giving all children the opportunity to obtain the best possible education, without spending taxpayer dollars:
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