Too often, the traditional public-school model fails students and teachers. Charter schools, scholarship tax credits, and merit pay are giving students a better education and teachers a better career.
The problems in healthcare are not a result of too little government, but too much government. Rather than mandating one-size fits all coverage, the focus should be on increasing the choices available to individuals.
Americans are a hard-working bunch and should keep what they earn. Our ideas for tax reform reduce the burden of taxes while ensuring governments have the resources to focus on core responsibilities.
Campaign Finance & Election
Campaigns should be open and free, not prone to manipulation through government financing schemes. And now the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.
No government has ever spent its way to prosperity. Our proposals help governments be fiscally responsible so citizens can be prosperous.
Government can be freedom’s best friend when it protects citizens’ constitutional rights. Here’s how the Goldwater Institute is ensuring your rights are protected.
Your home is your castle—unless the government thinks it should be a shopping center. Learn how citizens and local governments can protect homes and businesses from government takeovers.
Issues & Cases
School children, taxpayers, entrepreneurs—government laws and regulations affect us all. Learn more about the issues and cases that matter to you here.
The states are powerful enough to stand up to the federal government when it violates citizens’ rights. Learn how we can better leverage the power of states.
City & Local Reform
It turns out that you can fight town hall. Here’s how we’re standing up for local citizens and winning.
Sure, talk is cheap. But the right to talk is priceless. Here’s what Goldwater is doing to defend that right.
Business & Job Creation
Businesses need a friendly and fair business environment so they can compete, innovate, and create jobs. We’re keeping politicians from playing favorites by offering special deals and tax breaks to the favored few.
Back-room deals and closed doors are not the stuff of free governments. Our work is making governments more transparent and accountable to citizens.
When it comes to unionizing, workers should be free of intimidation. The Goldwater Institute’s Save Our Secret Ballot effort is ensuring workers have anonymous ballots in union votes.
Government Red Tape
Whether it’s layers of licensing requirements or endless red tape, government rules and regulations can stifle business. Learn how we can free up entrepreneurs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: APPEAL OF LOUISIANA VOUCHER CASE HAS NATIONAL SCHOOL CHOICE RAMIFICATIONS
Several Louisiana voucher families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit today to dismiss a stifling attack on the popular school choice program from the Department of Justice, which has based their assault on a 40-year-old desegregation order.Read More >>
MEDIA ADVISORY: WITH 5th CIRCUIT RULING, FEDERAL ASSAULT ON LOUISIANA VOUCHERS CONTIUNES; FAMILIES VOW TO STAY THE COURSE
Scholarship families and the Black Alliance for Educational Options were denied their motion to dismiss the US Justice Department’s attack on their popular education program by federal Judge Ivan Lemelle, who issued his decision today. The Goldwater Institute, who is representing the families and BAEO, will swiftly appeal the ruling to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.Read More >>
Florida's Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts
The Personal Learning Scholarship Account Program (PLSA) was established in 2014 to provide parents the option to better meet the individual needs of their eligible children. Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts are administered by eligible nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations (SFO). Parents of eligible children may use the accounts to purchase approved goods or services, as well as provide for prepaid college plans.Read More >>