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EPClogoThe Education Policy Center promotes issues such as school choice, school accountability, and teachers’ rights through its in-house publications, print media, Internet, radio, television, and legislative briefings. Calling for greater involvement of parents in the role of educating children, this Colorado think tank was the first in the state to promote ideas such as educational vouchers, charter schools, educator accountability, and public school report cards.

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  • Janus v. AFSCME: Free Speech Wins, Unions Lose

    Janus v. AFSCME: Free Speech Wins, Unions Lose0

    • June 27, 2018

    The Supreme Court of the United States today dealt a major blow to public sector employment unions. At issue was whether public sector unions are permitted to withhold fees, without consent, from employees who do not want to join the union. The specific law at issue in the case is an Illinois law that allowed

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  • Congratulations DSST

    Congratulations DSST0

    • June 25, 2018

    Colorado’s charter schools are no rookies when it comes to setting school choice standards–so it’s no surprise that the Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) charter school network received this year’s Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, an award given to the country’s best public charter school network. The Broad Prize is awarded to

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  • Tenure is for university researchers, not for teachers without research duties

    Tenure is for university researchers, not for teachers without research duties0

    • June 15, 2018

    You hear much about the ideal university as a place of free and open inquiry. The historical record is far more sordid.

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  • Two very Different Views on Modest PERA Reform

    Two very Different Views on Modest PERA Reform0

    • June 12, 2018

    Remember the teacher walkouts this spring? According to the Colorado Education Association (CEA), one purpose of the rallies was to put pressure on the legislature to not require teachers to pay more into their Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) accounts and not to raise the retirement age for new teachers. The CEA was disappointed in

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  • Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit

    Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit0

    • June 4, 2018

    How does expanded educational opportunity impact families in terms of expectations, habits, and aspirations? This central question too often gets lost in purely data-driven debates about private school choice programs. Given the early evidence, perhaps it is time to change that. Longstanding public policy debates often begin to take on a strange feeling of deja

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  • I couldn’t go to work Friday when teachers abandoned my kids

    I couldn’t go to work Friday when teachers abandoned my kids0

    • April 27, 2018

    We all feel underpaid, and somehow our employers all feel we’re overpaid. So, who’s right? Well, if we keep working for the amount they’re paying us, and our boss keeps paying that amount instead of letting us go, then it’s pretty safe to say that’s the market amount for our circumstance. We are programmed from

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