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ERIC Number: ED458699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 53
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Five Shoes Waiting To Drop on Arizona's Future. Arizona Policy Choices.
Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
This fourth annual publication looks at five trends that threaten Arizona's future: (1) a talent shakeup where well-educated young professional and highly skilled immigrants leave the states; (2) the Latino education dilemma, manifest by the fact that only half of Arizona Latinos obtain a high-school diploma; (3) a fuzzy economic identity characterized by a narrow base of high-tech factories, a low-wage legacy, and a lack of intellectual facilities; (4) lost stewardship in which leadership has become a spectator sport; and (5) a revenue sieve where a narrow tax base hampers the state's ability to raise money. In examining these problems, the report focuses on the aging baby-boom population; the declining number, percentage wise, of residents with a bachelor's degree; the lack of leaders; and an unbalanced tax system. The report suggests a number of remedies to these problems: put Arizona's quality of life at the center of economic development efforts; educate the populace, in particular the Latino population, through early childhood education and sustained nurturance through high school and beyond; reward graduates; develop a "thinking" economy; look in new places for leaders; and update the tax systems for the new economy by rebalancing the revenue mix and broadening the tax base. (Contains 37 references, 20 figures, 10 tables, and 4 maps.) (RJM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona