TV Broadcasts

Devil’s Advocate: Jeffco Board “Vindicated” on AP U.S. History Framework

Education reporters Nic Garcia of Chalkbeat and Sherrie Peif of join host Jon Caldara to discuss the recent uproar over a Jefferson County board member’s suggestion to review the AP U.S. History framework.

Devil’s Advocate: More Colorado Charter Schools Get Fair Funding

Colorado League of Charter Schools president Nora Flood and education reporter Sherrie Peif join guest host Ben DeGrow to discuss recent victories for fair charter school funding in Jefferson County and Thompson School District.

Devil’s Advocate: Choice in Education Spreading Across the Nation

The Friedman Foundation’s Brittany Corona and guest host Ben DeGrow talk all things choice in education — like famed economist Milton Friedman advocated years ago.

Devil’s Advocate: Where Does Colorado Rank for School Choice?

The Independence Institute’s Ross Izard and Ben DeGrow join host Jon Caldara to discuss where Colorado ranks nationally for school choice. Watch for the surprising answer.

Devil’s Advocate: The Education Elephant in the Room

Dr. Donna Nicholson and Dr. Karen Kay Harveydiscuss their new book, Sacred Elephants: The Catastrophic Crisis in Education Impacting the Decline of America. How is our education system failing our kids today?

Devil’s Advocate: The Power of K-12 Scholarships to Change Lives

Tune in to Devil’s Advocate with host Jon Caldara as he and Independence Institute Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno speak with Jamilla Dennis, a college student at Howard University whose life was forever changed by a scholarship from the Colorado-based Challenge Foundation. Jamilla offers a first-hand account of the powerful effect K-12 tuition scholarships can have on students’ […]

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get a Refund

Ben DeGrow sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss how Colorado teachers can get some of their union dues back via a simple refund. Teachers must submit their form by December 15.

Devil’s Advocate: Tackling Douglas County School Choice Lawsuit

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 an amicus brief.

DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow was the featured guest (via Skype) on the March 20 edition of Choice Media’s Reform School, with host Bob Bowdon. The 22-minute video of brisk conversation focused on newsworthy K-12 education stories.

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get Refunds

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow highlights the upcoming December 15 deadline for Colorado Education Association members to request up to $63 in Every Member Option political refunds.