On the second hour of the October 8 Amy Oliver Show, the dynamic Education Policy Center duo of Ross Izard and Ben DeGrow explain the political power struggle going on in the Jeffco school district, the possibility of recalls, and how some have chosen to bully one female board member. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy100814hr2.mp3]
On the second hour of the October 1 Amy Oliver Show, Jefferson County Students First executive director Sheila Atwell discusses the school board’s now performance pay plan, the goals to increase student achievement, and the true story behind the highly publicized teacher sickouts and student protests. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy100114hr2.mp3]
On the second hour of the September 10 Amy Oliver Show, the Cato Institute’s Jason Bedrick celebrates a New Hampshire court victory for scholarship tax credits, while observing the strategy of school choice opponents to continue with a series of lawsuits against Florida’s highly successful scholarship tax credit program. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy091014hr2.mp3]
Tune in to Devil’s Advocate with host Jon Caldara as Independence Institute education policy analysts Ben DeGrow and Ross Izard talk about the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program (CSP) and where it stands in the courts. They highlight some of the arguments for the CSP and key design advantages that they helped to make in […]
On the second hour of the August 27 Amy Oliver Show, Colorado State Board of Education chair Paul Lundeen talks about his goal to give schools and districts more flexibility in the standardized testing regime, while keeping academic results transparent and comparable and the system accountable to parents and taxpayers. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy082714hr2.mp3]
On the second hour of the August 20 Amy Oliver Show, Liberty Common High School (LCHS) principal Bob Schaffer and senior Jesse Zuniga talk about what goes into their school this year shattering the state’s record score on the ACT test, with a 28.63 average. LCHS is a classical, liberal-arts public charter school based in […]
On the second hour of the August 13 Amy Oliver Show, Professional Association of Colorado Educators regional membership director Tim Farmer discussed the difficulty teachers in many school districts face in trying to exercise their right to end union membership. The second annual National Employee Freedom Week was celebrated August 10-16. [http://1310kfka.com/audio/amy081314hr2.mp3]
Jon Hanover talks about his his role as founder of the newly approved, innovative blended learning Denver charter school Roots Elementary—opening in fall 2015.
What do Americans think about standardized testing, Common Core, vouchers, and charter schools? Paul DiPerna shares insights from the Friedman Foundation’s new K-12 education national survey.
Prof. Joshua Dunn breaks down the fallout from a court ruling against teacher tenure in California, and handicaps a Colorado school funding lawsuit that could roll out soon.