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  • DeGrow Weighs In On Dougco, Race to the Top for Choice Media’s Reform School0

    • March 21, 2014

    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.

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  • Citizen Magazine Features Education Center Remarks on Colorado Reform Successes0

    • March 6, 2014

    The March 2014 cover story of Focus on the Family’s Citizen magazine highlighted the education-themed results from Colorado’s November 2013 election–including Amendment 66 and school board results in Douglas County, Jefferson County, and Thompson. “A Good Night for School Reform” by Matt Kaufman featured quotes from the Independence Institute. Among other points, Education Policy Center

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  • DeGrow Responds On Air to Teachers Union Tenure Lawsuit0

    • February 7, 2014

    In response to the Colorado Education Association’s public announcement that they are filing a lawsuit and supporting legislation to undo a key provision of the state’s 2010 tenure reform, senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow has taken to the airwaves. In a recorded interview with American Family Radio News (One News Now), DeGrow explained that the

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  • From Human Events to Campus TV: Rounding Up Amendment 660

    • November 11, 2013

    Senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow chronicled the demise of Amendment 66, the billion-dollar tax increase, for a national audience with a debut column published November 8 in Human Events: Close observers were almost unanimously stunned by the force of the blow that capsized Amendment 66. The proposal to raise state income taxes by a

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  • DeGrow Comments on Jeffco School Board Change0

    • November 8, 2013

    On the November 6 edition of 9 News, senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow shared his thoughts on where Jefferson County Schools might go in the wake of a surprising election of three conservative reform candidates to the five-member board: …he does not believe that everything happening in Douglas County will make its way into

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  • DeGrow Points Out Late Challenges for Amendment 66 Tax Hike0

    • November 5, 2013

    As decision day for Colorado’s Amendment 66 approaches, senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow talked with national reporters about the serious challenges of persuading voters to adopt a billion-dollar tax increase. Associated Press reporter Kristin Wyatt quoted his “confident” reaction: “They’re starting out with a huge financial advantage, but they are pushing a boulder uphill

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