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FAQ

FAQ

Do ESA vouchers/Prop. 305 benefit charter schools?

No. Charter schools are publicly funded (though privately owned and operated) so Prop. 305 vouchers actually rob charter schools just like they rob traditional district schools. They take tax dollars out of the same pot of money public schools rely on and put it on debit cards for parents paying for private school, homeschool or other personal purchases, all subsidized by us, the taxpayers.

What’s wrong with private and religious schools?

Nothing! The issue isn’t with families using the abundance of choices Arizona already offers. Schools receiving tax dollars should have to play by the same rules. Programs taking Prop. 305 ESA vouchers don’t have to prove funds are being spent responsibly, don’t have to prove students are learning, and don’t have to show academic or financial reports. The Prop. 305 ESA system lacks accountability, transparency, and is full of loopholes that let people abuse the system and commit fraud.

Why does SOS want to take choices away, especially from children with special needs?

Nothing could be further from the truth. Rejecting Prop. 305 doesn’t change a single choice families are already making. It keeps the current ESA voucher program in place and maintains funding in public and charter schools. The reason it’s important to vote No on Prop. 305 is to protect all the same choices people have today: ESA vouchers for kids who have real, documented needs like autism AND protect the choice of public schools which would lose hundreds of millions of dollars if Prop. 305 is approved. Voting no on Prop. 305 actually protects school choice.

Is Prop. 305 another tax hike?

Prop. 305 is not a tax hike nor a tax cut. It is a 500% expansion of a program that siphons existing tax dollars out of the public education budget and uses them to subsidize private school tuition and other personal expenses with virtually no accountability or transparency.

Who is Save our Schools Arizona?

SOS AZ was started by 6 Arizona moms in 2017 to fight Prop. 305 because it would be so damaging to Arizona’s public schools. They achieved an all-volunteer citizen referendum with no funding other than small donations by fellow citizens and a lot of passion and grit. They still function that way today and are always happy to welcome new volunteers!

On Tuesday, November 6th, Vote No on Prop. 305 to
Save Our Schools.

Do ESA vouchers/Prop. 305 benefit charter schools?

No. Charter schools are publicly funded (though privately owned and operated) so Prop. 305 vouchers actually rob charter schools just like they rob traditional district schools. They take tax dollars out of the same pot of money public schools rely on and put it on debit cards for parents paying for private school, homeschool or other personal purchases, all subsidized by us, the taxpayers.

What’s wrong with private and religious schools?

Nothing! The issue isn’t with families using the abundance of choices Arizona already offers. Schools receiving tax dollars should have to play by the same rules. Programs taking Prop. 305 ESA vouchers don’t have to prove funds are being spent responsibly, don’t have to prove students are learning, and don’t have to show academic or financial reports. The Prop. 305 ESA system lacks accountability, transparency, and is full of loopholes that let people abuse the system and commit fraud.

Why does SOS want to take choices away, especially from children with special needs?

Nothing could be further from the truth. Rejecting Prop. 305 doesn’t change a single choice families are already making. It keeps the current ESA voucher program in place and maintains funding in public and charter schools. The reason it’s important to vote No on Prop. 305 is to protect all the same choices people have today: ESA vouchers for kids who have real, documented needs like autism AND protect the choice of public schools which would lose hundreds of millions of dollars if Prop. 305 is approved. Voting no on Prop. 305 actually protects school choice.

Is Prop. 305 another tax hike?

Prop. 305 is not a tax hike nor a tax cut. It is a 500% expansion of a program that siphons existing tax dollars out of the public education budget and uses them to subsidize private school tuition and other personal expenses with virtually no accountability or transparency.

Who is Save our Schools Arizona?

SOS AZ was started by 6 Arizona moms in 2017 to fight Prop. 305 because it would be so damaging to Arizona’s public schools. They achieved an all-volunteer citizen referendum with no funding other than small donations by fellow citizens and a lot of passion and grit. They still function that way today and are always happy to welcome new volunteers!

On Tuesday, November 6th, Vote No on Prop. 305 to
Save Our Schools.