The Colorado Education Association sent a pre-emptive message this year to teachers, telling them to “beware” information from the Independence Institute on the Every Member Option political refund.
Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno looks back to what motivated her early involvement in K-12 reform and looks forward to student-friendly changes Colorado could adopt, including scholarship tax credits.
Ben DeGrow reviews the good news from election night, including the demise of Amendment 66 and the strong showing of many pro-reform school board candidates across Colorado.
Ben DeGrow debunks promises made in ads supporting the Amendment 66 education tax hike, and talks about how the measure redistributes income tax dollars from some rural Weld County districts to Greeley.
Dr. Paul Peterson, director of Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, makes the case that American schools and students are lagging in performance, with potentially harmful effects for the future economy.
Marcia Neal from the State Board of Education takes on the tangled knot of Common Core standards, federal overreach, and state-level education reforms.
Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow sheds light on some claims made by backers of Colorado’s Amendment 66, the billion-dollar-a-year statewide education tax increase proposal.
Tyler Hart of Parent Led Reform discusses Colorado’s growing anti-Common Core movement, and how to take on the challenges of withdrawing from the flawed and controversial national standards and testing.
Bob Hagedorn, an Aurora Democrat who served in the state legislature from 1993 to 2008, explains why he has taken a stand in opposition to the billion-dollar statewide tax initiative and offers some policy alternatives.
James Coleman discusses ACE Scholarships’ work to provide more opportunities to students and to build parent engagement, as well as how a tax credit program like other states have could encourage more scholarship donations.