Government-run education in Colorado is facing serious challenges. A record number of Colorado families are choosing homeschool or charter schools. According to U.S. News and World Report, four out of the top five performing high schools in Colorado are charter schools. Senator Ben Sasse criticized government-run education as an effort to “homogenize” our kids. Faith leader James Dobson said, “Today, public schools don’t offer much in the way of values education, and if they do, it’s often wrong.” Some even believe what goes on in public schools can be harmful to a student’s development and learning.
Still, a vast majority of Coloradans choose government-run education for their children. How does Colorado improve education? What are the hurdles and challenges facing policymakers, educators, and parents? Should Colorado take steps to embrace vouchers and provide religious school choice for parents? How do we achieve the best education for Coloradans?
Join the Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University for this important conversation on the challenges facing government-run education.
January 14, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Colorado Christian University
Leprino Hall 170
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Dr. Deb Scheffel is the Dean of Dean of the School of Education at Colorado Christian University. She also represents District 4 on the Colorado State Board of Education.
Mike Rosen is a radio personality, political commentator, and author. He was the host of The Mike Rosen Show on talk radio station 850 KOA in Denver, Colorado.
Derec Shuler is the Executive Director of Ascent Classical Academies, a classical charter school program with schools in Jefferson and Douglas Counties.
Laura Boggs is a former member of the Jefferson County Board of Education.