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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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  • Partisan School Boards0

    • December 21, 2000

    In Jefferson County, the thirteenth-largest school district in the U.S., the education of nearly one-hundred thousand students is controlled by a five member, volunteer school board selected in a “non-partisan” election. Not that these folks have no agenda, political leanings, or party affiliations. Rather, those preferences are carefully hidden from voters by an officially sanctioned process that pretends to absolute neutrality, but in fact exacerbates the worst aspects of special interest campaigns.

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  • Ten Years After: The Denver Teachers' Contract and School Reform0

    • December 12, 2000

    This paper compares the Denver teachers’ contract critiqued in this writer’s issue paper published in February of 1990 (How Union Contracts Block School Reform: A Denver Case Study) with the current contract which incorporates the system of collaborative decision making (CDM) committees that began in 1991. The paper places the contract and its evolution in the context of both recent developments and the theories advanced in John E. Chubb and Terry M. Moe’s Politics, Markets and America’s Schools.

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  • Why Choice is Best for Denver's Kids0

    • November 22, 2000

    In recent months we have listened to presidential debates about reforming and improving K-12 education. The education debate has not, however, aroused as much emotion as social security and prescription drugs. It is ironic how people are filing massive multi-million dollar class action lawsuits suits against Ford Motor Company and the Firestone Tire Company because dozens of tires out of the millions manufactured failed. Yet, we arent nearly as troubled or inclined to take bold action when literally thousands of Latino/Chicano students fail.

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  • Not Very Open Colorado’s Public School Open Enrollment Policies0

    • November 1, 2000

    The Colorado Public Schools of Choice Act provides for intra-district and inter-district student enrollment. Many school districts, through school board policy, are discouraging parents from exercising their right of public school choice. Clarifying the statute to protect parents from restrictive regulations is needed.

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  • Colorado’s Public School Open Enrollment Policies: Not Very Open0

    • October 2, 2000

    The Colorado Public Schools of Choice Act provides for intra-district and inter-district student enrollment. Many school districts, through school board policy, are discouraging parents from exercising their right of public school choice. Clarifying the statute to protect parents from restrictive regulations is needed.

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  • Supreme Court Tells Colorado's Children "No"0

    • July 26, 2000

    While the original philosophy behind bilingual education may have been well intentioned, the current status quo for educating Spanish-speaking students is failure. Traditional bilingual education has not quickly developed English proficiency among Spanish-speaking students as promised, but has kept them locked in a system that will inevitably lead to continued second class citizenry. Linda Chavez, Tom Tancredo and the supporters of English for the Children made an attempt this year at ending this sad state of affairs, but to no avail.

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