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  • Ugly Smear Column Tries, Fails to Shove Conservative Education Reform Aside0

    • November 11, 2015

    I hope you all enjoyed a nice, long break from recent depressing edu-happenings over the last few days. I also hope that your disappointment is tempered by hope for the future. As my friend Ross Izard pointed out in a recent op-ed—and as my dad always says—it ain’t over ‘til the fat lady sings. I never have […]

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  • Yes, Election Night Happened, But Keep Your Chins Up, Colorado Reformers0

    • November 5, 2015

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, school board elections happened in Colorado this week. Ok, so I promised to give you a full report yesterday. But I got a little busy crying in my Cheerios with some important stuff to do. Do I really need to review what happened with the Teachers Union Empire Strikes Back? After all, […]

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  • Look Under the District 38 School Board Campaign Mask0

    • October 29, 2015

    The week of Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I can practically taste the candy in my mouth right now. One of the perks of being a perpetual 5-year-old is the unending chance to go Trick-or-Treat year after year without any sense of self-consciousness or guilt. It also happens to be […]

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  • Get Past the High Drama and Give Reform a Chance to Succeed0

    • October 27, 2015

    Some days I wish that improving schools for all students and giving all families access to the best educational options were easier to accomplish. But change can be difficult, especially when self-interested groups have their power and prestige at stake. Emotions are tense and high in Jefferson County, where a fact-challenged, union-backed recall election against […]

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  • ‘Tis the Season for Wild and Woolly School Board Election Stories0

    • October 20, 2015

    There’s no season like school board election season. At least not in Colorado. Believe it or not, these are real stories. As my dad is fond of saying, “You can’t make this up.” Let’s start in Jeffco, where the Denver Post shattered to pieces the whole justification for a politically motivated recall election. A video […]

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  • Denver Post Editorial Board Nails It on the Jeffco Recall… Again0

    • October 14, 2015

    I know I’ve said this before, but it makes me feel good when even the mainstream media sees through the antics of anti-reform efforts in Colorado. The Denver Post has been a model for sensible, truthful commentary in recent months. So much so, in fact, that I feel compelled to make a bulleted list of […]

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