For those of you who may not be aware of existence, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ("FIRE") is worth a look, both to see what they do and to contribute a few dollars.
They are similar to one of my favorite organizations, the… more »
The Independence Institute (www.i2i.org) has created an important and useful information for Colorado's unionized teachers. Teachers in other states probably have a lot to learn from it as well.
The site, called the Education Policy Center, can be… more »
Thanks to a reader for copying me on this amusing letter he sent to our once fiscally responsible governor...
Honorable Governor Owens, Sir
I would like to note a few things that are souring my attitude towards taxes. I understand the need for… more »
re: "Achievement gap carves across Colorado schools" (Denver Post, 10/4/05)
To the Editors:
There is an important implication for Referendum C in today’s story about the ethnic educational achievement gap,… more »
re: "Teachers union mortgage will finance campaign" (Washington Times, 8/18/05)
[A shorter version of this was sent as a letter to the editor.]
To the Editors:
The California Teachers… more »
PUBLISHED in the Boulder Daily Camera, 6/27/05
re: "Charter schools less diverse" (Boulder Daily Camera, 6/18/05)… more »
In response to a question from a school administrator in Colorado, George Clowes of the Heartland Institute responded with this excellent article about the lack of correlation between money spent on K-12 education and student performance, when… more »
PUBLISHED! (Boulder Daily Camera, 4/19/05)
re: Quick Fix Won't Help In The Long Run (Boulder Daily Camera, 4/17/05)… more »
Following my note is a letter from the gentlemen pursuing the misuse of public education resources in the election of Bob Bacon to the Colorado State Senate. It follows on a story I wrote about a month ago.
Across the country, teachers' unions are… more »