The Goldwater Institute is a Phoenix, Arizona-based nonprofit policy organization established in 1988 with the help of the late Senator Barry Goldwater. It is dedicated to defending and strengthening the ideas of freedom and liberty. The Goldwater Institute believes these should be pursued by promoting competition and greater freedom. In education, the Goldwater Institute helped design the concept of Education Savings Accounts (ESAs), which are increasingly looked to as a popular model for school choice. ESAs allow eligible students to receive savings accounts, funded by the state, that allow better customization of education. The Goldwater Institute continues to offer new and innovative ideas that will help build a better tomorrow.
The final oral arguments for the current school finance litigation were heard before the Texas Supreme Court on September 1st 2015. This amicus brief explains how our state can make education more productive for Texas children.