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Arizona Center For Investigative Reporting Analyzes School Enrollment Data

Published: Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:18pm
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(Photo by Evan Wyloge - Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting)
Demonstrators at a school choice rally held at the Arizona Capitol displayed various signs supporting both charter and district public schools in Arizona on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Arizona pioneered the school choice movement in the 1990s and, now, two decades later, the numbers are in.

The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting did a deep dive into the state’s enrollment data and found white — and especially Asian — students attend charter schools at higher rates than Hispanics, even though they now make up the greatest portion of Arizona’s school age population.

Evan Wylodge, one of the reporter's on the project, talked about what they found.

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