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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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  • 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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  • Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools

    Montana high court set to rule on state’s discrimination against religious schools0

    • March 27, 2018

    The ignominious death of a critical educational choice case at the hands of a newly elected school board majority in Colorado dealt a serious blow to disadvantaged students nationwide. However, the debate about Blaine Amendments goes on. Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a similar case in Montana, will get its day in court on

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  • National School Choice Week 2018

    National School Choice Week 20180

    • January 22, 2018

    My friends at the Independence Institute and their partner organizations are holding an event in Denver on Saturday for families to celebrate school choice and to learn about scholarship organizations that help low-income children attend private schools. You are welcome to join us! In Colorado Springs, our friends from Parents Challenge have organized an event at City Hall on Wednesday. They would love to see you too!

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  • Off the Beaten Trail: A Profile of Two Rural Colorado Private Schools

    Off the Beaten Trail: A Profile of Two Rural Colorado Private Schools0

    • January 16, 2018

    In “Off the Beaten Trail,” Senior Fellow in Education Policy Ross Izard ventures out to the western side of Colorado to visit two rural private schools for his next profile.

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