The freedom that marked the westward migration has never quite left the Grand Canyon State as they have continually shown that giving parents true power was a priority. Arizona recently expanded their Education Savings Accounts the ability to cover every student in the state further strengthening one of the strongest school choice programs in the country. In addition, Arizona’s charter law allows for schools to have near unparalleled levels of independence which as led to incredibly innovative charter schools developing throughout the state. Arizona has also embraced digital learning and encourages effective teachers by making classroom success the largest factor in all teacher evaluations as well as allowing effective teachers to earn merit pay. Parents can easily find information about all options, which underscores the state’s commitment to parents as a child’s first teacher. Parents can vote for school board members at the same time as they vote for everyone else, too.