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  • “If I’ve Told You Once…”: K-12 Financial Transparency Isn’t New to Colorado0

    • January 10, 2014

    The message of school financial transparency is great. The goal is admirable and frankly, should be a no-brainer in this complex technological age. But if Colorado leaders ignore what already has been done, we needlessly put ourselves a step behind in ensuring taxpayers are aware of and have ready access to complete and meaningful information on revenue and spending. Let’s not pretend K-12 financial transparency is a new idea, or unknown in practice, here in Colorado. Is that too much to ask?

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  • Colorado Educators Again to Decide Whether to Request EMO Political Refunds0

    • November 25, 2013

    For Colorado public educators, it’s that time of year again. Union members can keep their membership but still opt to spend their (as much as $63 in) Every Member Option automatic political deduction on their own. The clock is ticking for educators to request one or both refunds before the December 15 deadline.

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  • Successful Education Reform Much Harder Than Just Passing New Policies0

    • September 30, 2013

    Smart and successful education reform isn’t as easy as many would like it to be. Rick Hess’ thoughtful piece in National Affairs is chocked full of insights that many education policy advocates and insiders know, but few are willing to say. Taking into account these recommendations, it’s time to grow the network and expand the good results that come from not just passing good reform-minded laws, but also from doing the hard work that follows.

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  • Time to Bust Amendment 66 Myths0

    • August 21, 2013

    Colorado is approaching the heat of a statewide campaign to impose a billion-dollar-a-year statewide education tax hike. It’s time to address some of the myths and misinformation cited in support of Amendment 66. Read and listen to find seven of the major pro-tax arguments — some of them often repeated — that don’t stand up under close scrutiny.

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  • Heads Up, Colorado: Demand for Florida Scholarship Tax Credits Growing Fast0

    • July 30, 2013

    Demand for scholarship tax credits is skyrocketing in Florida, as more than 50,000 children now are being served by the 12-year-old program. With more evidence that the expanded choice helps students and motivates families, it only gives Colorado all the more reason to consider seriously its own program to encourage more donations to K-12 scholarship organizations. Think of all the good we can do by helping Colorado Kids Win!

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  • Somebody’s Got to Expose the Tax Hikers’ “49th in Education Funding” Deception0

    • July 9, 2013

    Proponents seeking voter signatures to raise Colorado income taxes nearly $1 billion a year to fund a new school finance formula have dredged up an old misleading statistic. Consider the completely outdated and fabricated number debunked again. Doesn’t it seem ironic that Colorado Commits tax hike supporters appeal to ignorance to collect more money for education?

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