State of the States


Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) • Jan. 14

The Arizona class of 2012—today’s 8th graders—should be guaranteed free tuition to state colleges and universities if they maintain a B average, said Gov. Napolitano in her annual address to the legislature. That class, which she dubbed “Centennial Scholars,” would be graduating 100 years after Arizona became a state. Her proposal calls for a program that would be expanded to every subsequent graduating class, which she said would be a sign of the state’s commitment to education. She also repeated her earlier proposals that the attendance age be raised to 18 from 16, and she proposed examining Arizona’s statewide tests to make sure they are properly aligned with graduation standards.

Vol. 27, Issue 20, Page 17

Published in Print: January 23, 2008, as Arizona
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories