by Jon Caldara | 3:18 pm, February 28, 2013
Children win in Douglas County! What makes the Independence Institute so very different is that we play the long game. The left has been playing this game for decades and they are collecting their winnings now, while the right seems to be in a perpetual, panicked two-minute, hurry-up offensive. I often say that Einstein was [...]
by Randall Smith | 7:48 pm, August 28, 2012
This could be interesting.
A former Colorado House candidate filed a lawsuit Monday asking a judge to void the result of her June primary because ballots were traceable and voting machines weren’t properly secured — concerns that election lawyers …
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, August 14, 2012
It’s been a few days since my last Seeing Stars post thanks to work and family obligations.
In case you missed it, here’s Music Free Static episode 10 (despite my claim that’s episode 11). It’s mostly tech this week.
On to the links.
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, August 7, 2012
Conspiracy and violence seem to be stock in trade for unions. Is it any wonder that people are opposed to them?
On to the links.
The evidence points to teachers unions conspiring with the ACLU in opposing Douglas County’s school choice …
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, July 18, 2012
Both parties have representatives publicly talking about ignoring the First Amendment. The protections provided by the Constitution are not just there when convenient and easily discarded when not. It would be wise for everyone to remember that.
by Joshua Sharf | 1:35 am, June 24, 2012
This morning, the Douglas County Federation of Teachers responded to the School Board’s thoughts on the state of contract negotiations. The response is notable, because it appears to walk back a number of concessions that the union had made in earlier negotiations. The union’s justification, laid out in a letter to its membership (see below), [...]
by Randall Smith | 6:00 am, June 14, 2012
Less sarcasm and more links. Get it before New York bans it.
A CU Regent is proposing a tuition cut for illegal immigrants, once again, proving that not everything needs a new law.
The NRCC is planning on dropping $18 million in ads on t…
by Jon Caldara | 4:10 pm, June 7, 2012
If you wanted an inside perspective on the open negotiations between the Douglas County Board of Education and their teachers union, take a look at Education Policy analyst Ben DeGrow’s article for Public Sector Inc, Challenging Union Power and Privilege: From Wisconsin to Colorado. Ben makes note that reforms are happening down in Douglas County [...]
by Joshua Sharf | 1:14 pm, June 3, 2012
One of the less-noticed points of contention at Douglas County’s open negotiations the other week was the status of school district employees who are actually on the union payroll. Basically, union heads leave the classroom to spend their time representing teachers and the union, yet remain officially school district employees. The district wants to end [...]
by Joshua Sharf | 12:05 pm, May 25, 2012
Last night I attended the Douglas County teachers union contract negotiations conducted under the county’s new Open Negotiations policy. This was the first meeting which teachers were able to attend, and the Douglas County Federation of Teachers – the local for the American Federation of Teachers – had called for teachers to show up in [...]keep looking »
- PPC Training for Activists
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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