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  • Unions, Hackers, and Genitalia Tweets! Oh My!0

    • January 21, 2016

    At six years old, I’m probably a little too young to take classes on detailed human anatomy. Fortunately, the Douglas County Federation of Teachers (DCFT) recently stepped up to the plate to help me learn this important material. Always thinking of the kids, those folks. As a healthy reminder that the teachers union holds the […]

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  • Little Eddie’s Look Back at 20150

    • December 31, 2015

    I can’t believe I’m already saying this, but 2015 is almost over! It’s been such a busy, exciting year that it feels like it started just yesterday. I hope all my faithful readers are getting ready to launch into a 2016 full of prosperity, happiness, and better education for Colorado kids! For now, let’s pause […]

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  • Big Surprise: Jeffco’s “Just Moms” Funded Primarily and Directly by NEA0

    • December 24, 2015

    We’re now nearing two months since the undeniably terri-bad local school board elections of 2015. I’m sure all of you remember The Night the Lights Went Dark, when very nearly every conservative school board member or candidate fell victim to the might of the education establishment and the teachers union. Now, as the dust begins […]

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  • Change is in the Air — I’m Just Getting a Little Older, Though, Not Going Away0

    • November 20, 2015

    Maybe it’s because it’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, or maybe it’s because a couple of my really good Education Policy Center friends are picking up and moving to another state, but I’m not really keen on writing another long post today. Change is in the air — change that I didn’t wish for, and change […]

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  • New Research Shows Negative Union Impact on Education Outcomes0

    • November 19, 2015

    Starting discussions about the role and effects of teachers unions certainly is one way of pouring cold water on a party or social event. A lot of the topics surrounding K-12 education policy and reform can be emotionally charged. But if you want to step back from the heated discussions and consider what the research […]

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  • New PARCC Scores Are Ugly, but the Real Question Is Why0

    • November 13, 2015

    (An important note for today’s post before we get started: PARCC results cannot and should not be compared to previous TCAP or CSAP results. Seriously, don’t do that. Yes, I’m looking at you.) A lot of kids my age would love to go to the park on a fine Friday like this one. I, however, […]

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