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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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  • Research Indicates that Amendment 73 will not Improve Educational Outcomes

    Research Indicates that Amendment 73 will not Improve Educational Outcomes0

    • September 27, 2018

    Amendment 73 proposes an income, corporate, and property tax hike to raise money for K-12 public education. Academic economist, Dr. Linda Gorman, commented in her thorough analysis of the 1.6 billion-dollar tax increase that there is no guarantee that increased spending will lead to additional educational opportunities. Furthermore, the amendment would end protections against continuous

  • Basis Charter School Network Tops US News Best High School Rankings

    Basis Charter School Network Tops US News Best High School Rankings0

    • September 14, 2018

    Charter schools continue to offer exceptional education opportunities. The Arizona centered BASIS charter school network sweeps the top five national high school rankings in the US News & Reports Annual Ranking. BASIS charter schools have no admission requirements and openly accepts students based on a random lottery system due to the high demand for the

  • Let’s Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week!

    Let’s Celebrate National Employee Freedom Week!0

    • August 23, 2018

    This week is National Employee Freedom Week and there is certainly reason to celebrate! On June 27, 2018 the U.S. Supreme Court released hundreds of thousands of non-union public employees from the burden of paying agency fees via the Janus v. AFSCME decision. A new 2018 National Employee Freedom Week survey revealed that 51% of

  • Education Innovation Ecosystems

    Education Innovation Ecosystems0

    • August 16, 2018

    This summer I read a book about ecosystems, and my parents bought me a fish tank to learn about responsibility and see an ecosystem in action. I learned a lot about how community interaction can help everyone in the tank prosper, so I was excited to learn that community, education, and business can be thought

  • Thank You Tom Boasberg

    Thank You Tom Boasberg0

    • August 6, 2018

    After nearly ten years of service, education leader Tom Boasberg has resigned from his role as superintendent of Denver Public Schools (DPS). He cited no reason other than family for leaving and left no recommendation for a replacement for Colorado’s largest school district. Under Tom Boasberg’s leadership, DPS thrived and became one of Colorado’s model districts.

  • Post Katrina: Autonomous Charter Schools Prove Successful

    Post Katrina: Autonomous Charter Schools Prove Successful0

    • July 16, 2018

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, instituting school choice in New Orleans has helped enliven and rebuild education and has reinforced proof of the effectiveness of charter school management. The study What Effect Did the New Orleans School Reforms Have On Student Achievement, High School Graduation, and College Outcomes? , conducted by Douglas Harris and Matthew Larsen,