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  • Blaine’s Shadow: Politics, Discrimination, and School Choice

    Blaine’s Shadow: Politics, Discrimination, and School Choice0

    • March 29, 2017

    More than three dozen states have some type of Blaine clause in their state constitutions. These problematic clauses prohibit government aid to “sectarian” institutions. Though this language has been euphemized to stand for the “separation of church and state,” such an outlook misinterprets the religious protections outlined in the First Amendment of the United States Constitution

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  • DeVoss should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition

    DeVoss should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition0

    • February 21, 2017

    Free-thinking, ambitious, successful women are to be respected and empowered, even if their opinions diverge from those of a specific ideology. We should applaud DeVos’s tenacity in the face of attempts to silence and marginalize her.

    The attacks will no doubt continue. Nevertheless, DeVos should persist.

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  • An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy

    An Island of Opportunity: A Profile of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy0

    • February 10, 2017

    In An Island of Opportunity, Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard profiles St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy. St. Rose is a private, PK-8 Catholic school that predominantly serves low-income Hispanic children. Most children who attend St. Rose come from migrant backgrounds. An integral part of the surrounding neighborhood for more than half a century, St.

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  • Having a choice in education can make a huge difference

    Having a choice in education can make a huge difference0

    • January 25, 2017

    This week is National School Choice Week, which means it’s time to once again celebrate the power of educational choice.

    This week is a celebration of more than an interesting theory or idea. It’s about making a difference in thousands of students’ lives every day.

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  • Eternal LIFO: Unlawful Layoff Procedures in Unionized Colorado School Districts

    Eternal LIFO: Unlawful Layoff Procedures in Unionized Colorado School Districts0

    • November 30, 2016

    Passed in 2010, Senate Bill 191 was a landmark piece of education reform legislation that garnered significant bipartisan support, including unanimous support from Republican legislators. The bill amended Colorado’s Licensed Personnel Performance Evaluation Act and the Teacher Employment, Compensation, and Dismissal Act (TECDA) to align state statute more closely with the goal of ensuring that every student is taught by an effective teacher.

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  • Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School

    Altering Courses: A Profile of Crossroads School0

    • June 23, 2016

    In “Altering Courses,” Senior Education Policy Analyst Ross Izard describes his time at Crossroads School in Longmont, Colorado. Described lovingly as the “island of misfit toys where everybody fits,” Crossroads is a private, faith-based alternative school for at-risk middle and high school students. Started in 2010 with the specific goal of serving children whose needs

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