by Eddie | 1:27 pm, April 15, 2013
Often it’s very easy to get bogged down in a big education policy debate like Colorado’s SB 213 school finance reform proposal. Then along comes a Denver Post op-ed piece by a motivated citizen that exhales a breath of fresh air: Colorado currently spends about $10,600 per student per year on K-12 education. You can [...]
by Eddie | 3:52 pm, March 14, 2013
A little over a week ago I told you about the brilliant blindside hit for Alabama kids in failing schools and other school choice supporters. Not only did they sack the quarterback for a loss, but the reform team defense forced a fumble and returned it for a touchdown! Well, the coaches for the education [...]
by Eddie | 1:11 pm, March 8, 2013
Yesterday, some attorneys got up and argued an important case affecting K-12 education before the Colorado Supreme Court. The hearing was about an appeal of the Denver district court’s Lobato decision, previously referred to by the Denver Post as the “Super Bowl of school funding litigation.” Judge Sheila Rappaport granted judgment for the plaintiffs, contending [...]
by Eileen | 8:56 am, February 11, 2013
Crossroads GPS, Karl Rove’s gig, has a new project aimed at strategically targeting money to key races in order to prevent unelectable Republicans from winning primaries – the Conservative Victory Project. ‘Bout damn time. I, for one, am pleased to see Karl has moved on from pitching temper tantrums on air. Electoral politics are not [...]
by Eileen | 2:40 pm, February 4, 2013
Right off the bat, if the state Republican party is waiting until 20 months out from E-Day to recruit…ouch, not a good sign. For all I know, they’ve been furtively seeking a savior since 2010. It’s not as if I have some inside track. I’m not even registered with the GOP these days. But the [...]
by Eddie | 3:55 pm, December 4, 2012
The concept of time is the topic of 100 proverbs and cliches. In the world of education reform, it definitely doesn’t feel like time is on our side. Every year of delay in debating, approving and implementing important policy changes — including expanded parental choice — is a year many students will not get back. [...]
by Eddie | 5:07 pm, November 30, 2012
Just the kind of glum news you (don’t!) want to hear before your weekend gets rolling, from the Wall Street Journal:
A Louisiana district court judge ruled Friday that the state’s school-voucher program is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to one of the nation’s most expansive efforts to let students attend private schools at taxpayer expense.
Judge Tim [...]
by Eddie | 8:50 am, November 15, 2012
Sometimes the stars seem to align, and you have to wonder who is manipulating the telescope. I haven’t gotten into astronomy — at least not yet. But what I’m talking about really isn’t about astronomy. It’s about politics, and giving money to education bureaucrats. A metaphor, as it were.
Today, Ed News Colorado reports that Governor [...]
by Jon Caldara | 4:47 pm, July 26, 2012
The Washington DC based Tax Foundation called me the other day for a chat about Governor Hickenlooper’s fantastic record on passing tax and debt increases here in Colorado. Whether it was for light rail, schools, or jails, Hick has the magic touc…
by Eddie | 4:09 pm, July 19, 2012
Ed News reports that the State of Colorado has laid out its detailed argument in the appeal of the Lobato school funding case. Former governors of both political stripes joined the University of Colorado Board of Regents and a coalition of business leaders in submitting their formal backing with the State and against the lawsuit:
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UPDATE: Something apparently got messed up with the PayPal buttons during this past weekend’s database glitch – fixed now. Yes, it’s that time again — PPC will be conducting training classes for center-right activists on Saturday, April 20 and Saturday, April 27, at Independence Institute in Denver. The tentative class schedule is as follows: Saturday, [...]
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