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  • Big Surprise: Jeffco’s “Just Moms” Funded Primarily and Directly by NEA0

    • December 24, 2015

    We’re now nearing two months since the undeniably terri-bad local school board elections of 2015. I’m sure all of you remember The Night the Lights Went Dark, when very nearly every conservative school board member or candidate fell victim to the might of the education establishment and the teachers union. Now, as the dust begins […]

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  • Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Jeffco’s Ken Witt Pokes Recall Advocates0

    • October 9, 2015

    Friday Fun Day has arrived yet again. I don’t have super-secret materials to share or an inspiring video to show you today. But I do have something pretty darn entertaining: A school board reformer in Jeffco calling the bluff of recall proponents in Jeffco by filing a complaint against… himself. Yes, that’s right. Tired of […]

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  • 2015 School Board Candidate Briefing Materials0

    • September 25, 2015

    The Education Policy Center has received numerous requests for the information it provided to school board candidates across Colorado this year. One of the Center’s primary goals is to educate local education leaders about important education policy issues, thereby equipping them to make smart, well-informed decisions in their school districts. As part of that effort,

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  • Thompson Stands Up for Change0

    • May 7, 2015

    Some famous guy at some point in history once said that the hardest part of any effort is taking the first step. How right he was. Even at the tender age of five, I can tell you that it’s hard to do big, scary, important stuff. But you don’t need to take my word for […]

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  • Broad Brush “Limited Impact” Claim Vindicates Progress of Prop 1040

    • May 4, 2015

    Last week I posted a case study from the Thompson School District, an example of how NOT to negotiate an employee agreement. Just because the popularly enacted Prop 104 has opened the door on these negotiations doesn’t guarantee that they will be conducted effectively, at least not on the first try. That isn’t to say […]

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  • Unity is Strength: Independence Institute Staff Take the Plunge and Unionize0

    • April 1, 2015

    You know, maybe I’ve been too hard on teachers unions. Just this year, I’ve celebrated their declining membership rates, poked fun at their colossal loss of money in the 2014 election cycle, and had a little too much fun reliving an extraordinarily entertaining “battleflop” by Jeffco’s local teachers union. Who can blame me? My big […]

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