Why college costs so much: government financial “aid” is more harm than “aid”

April 13th, 2012 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, education, spending No Responses

Tax-funded financial aid “results in increased tuition, leading to political pressure to further increase aid. This in turn leads to higher tuitions

Let’s Pay Teachers To Be Effective, Too

February 23rd, 2012 by admin Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, education No Responses

by Ben DeGrow
Colorado is one key step closer to distinguishing teachers who effectively help students learn from those who don’t. But we certainly haven’t overcome every obstacle to delivering top-notch instruction.
House Bill 1001’s “rule review evaluation of educator effectiveness” quickly sailed through the Colorado Legislature with only a single vote against, before Gov. John Hickenlooper [...]

Tim Tebow: Fans should thank home school equal access laws

December 19th, 2011 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, education No Responses

Pro-Bowl linebacker Jason Taylor: “It’s important to let the kids know, and the people who are holding the kids back know, that there’s a lot of kids with a lot of potential. … They just need a chance. … Look, the parents are still paying tax dollars. If [the students] can’t play in the school system, then give the tax money back.”

Prop. 103 supporters: You can still donate more of your own earnings to tax-funded schools

November 14th, 2011 by Brian T. Schwartz Categories: Opinion Editorials, education, taxes No Responses

Published in the Boulder Daily Camera: Don’t fret if you supported Prop. 103. You’re still free to donate more of your earnings to tax-funded schools. You just can’t force others to do so. But if you really care about quality education, you’d want to choose the school to support.

Balancing Innovation, Accountability in Cyberschools

October 19th, 2011 by admin Categories: Opinion Editorials, Publications, education No Responses

by Pam Benigno
Technological advances are continually creating new opportunities to effectively educate Colorado’s K-12 students through online learning. Colorado needs to look forward in protecting an environment for innovation, while balancing needed accountability for cyberschool operators.
Two decades of open public school enrollment have given Colorado families a gift that continues to be unwrapped. Today, Colorado [...]