TV Broadcasts

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 can be viewed below: Covered topics included the Colorado Supreme Court agreeing to take the Douglas County […]

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.

Devil’s Advocate: Fighting for School Choice in the Courtroom

The Goldwater Institute’s Clint Bolick talks about his rich experiences fighting for school choice and other key freedoms in the courtroom, also commenting on the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program and scholarship tax credits.

Devil’s Advocate: Blended Learning Rises in Colorado

Education senior fellow Krista Kafer explains how blended learning helps students access the best of both digital technology and professional instruction. Her new issue paper highlights Colorado’s growing number of 21st century district and charter school innovations.

Devil’s Advocate: Tax Credits for Colorado K-12 Education

Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno discusses the case for scholarship tax credits in Colorado as a way to give low- and middle-income students more educational options.

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Charter Schools Turn 20

Education Policy Center director Pam Benigno and longtime Colorado League of Charter Schools president Jim Griffin reflect on the 20th anniversary of Colorado’s Charter Schools Act, the third of its kind in the nation. The guests share colorful stories from the past and discuss some of the state’s charter successes.

Devil’s Advocate: SB 213, Billion-Dollar Colo. Education Tax

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow discusses Senate Bill 213, the massive piece of legislation attempting to change how schools are funded if Colorado voters approve a billion-dollar tax increase initiative.

Devil’s Advocate: Cage-Busting Education Leadership

American Enterprise Institute education scholar Rick Hess and Douglas County School District superintendent Liz Fagen discuss the importance of strong leadership in bringing about effective education reform. Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow makes his debut as guest host.

Devil’s Advocate: Colorado Teachers Can Get Union Political Refunds

Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss the Colorado Education Association’s Every Member Option. The EMO allows teachers to receive a portion of their union dues that would go towards political advocacy back. The total refund amount varies from district to district, but the refund is guaranteed – as long as teachers ask for their money back by December 15 each year.

DeGrow Provides 9News Full Picture of Colorado K-12 Tax Funding

On Thursday, November 1, senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow talked with Denver 9News education reporter Nelson Garcia about the disputed use of figures to account for Colorado school funding. (Click either picture to access the original story.) “Colorado actually ranks closer to the middle than to the bottom,” DeGrow said. “You’ll see Colorado ranked […]