Arizona has always had a pretty intelligent rule that driving schools that have been certified by the state can actually give kids their written and driving tests. They get a certificate they take to the DMV where they then get issued the physical license. Kids who can't afford the school can certainly go into the DMV to take the tests, but since our DMV is swamped with insane waits, it is nice to have an alternative.
Until now. Apparently, for reasons that entirely escape me except perhaps to pander to state employees' unions, all kids must now take their tests, written and driving, at the DMV. So, the DMV's solution to insane waits is to... increase demand on their services. Awesome. Sounds eerily similar to Obamacare's solution to ER waits.