Prosperity for our posterity

By |March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Economics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Joseph Maroney, '76 Contributor) As Kevin Spacey mentioned during an interview with the World Economic Forum, “The classroom is probably the single space that we all know has not changed at all since the beginning of [...]

Searching for an explanation for Bernie’s rising? Look No further than classrooms

By |February 16th, 2016|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , |

(By Helen Raleigh, Centennial Fellow) During a recent family gathering, I casually inquired of my 14-year-old niece, a freshman who attends a public high school in California, about her grades from last semester.  I was shocked [...]

Schooling in America didn’t start out atheist

By |November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Religion|Tags: , , , , , |

(By Ellen Densmore, ’76 Contributor) Inscribed on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., are Jefferson’s words, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secured when we [...]

Candidates’ rhetoric reveals tenfold reality gap

By |July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , , , , , |

(By Brad Hughes, Centennial Fellow) Unlike the usual top 10 list that makes you smile, here’s one to make you frown.  Listening to the news, I noted these top 10 problems – each defined as [...]

Obama’s failed war on poverty

By |June 13th, 2015|Categories: Economics, Policy|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In his bow to holding a “conversation” about the poor, supported by two other progressives at liberal Georgetown University against one lone conservative, President Barack Obama’s big idea was to “invest” more to combat poverty, [...]

School funding suffers from ObamaCare

By |April 4th, 2015|Categories: Education, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Coloradans’ eyes understandably pass over reports about legislators working on the annual state budget. After all, the “long bill” – so named because it spans nearly 500 pages – is a necessary but mind-numbing legislative drudgery, salted with indiscernible acronyms, and largely incomprehensible to anyone outside the State Capitol. […]

Jeffco dramatizes US schools’ history deficit

By |October 3rd, 2014|Categories: Education, Ideas|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Centennial Fellow) Refuse to think, assume the worst, overreact, disregard laws and rules and then pronounce yourself someone standing up for the best in education. That’s what we’ve recently witnessed in Colorado’s Jefferson County, the scene of pretentiously delinquent student walkouts and teacher stay-at-home protests cheating young people out of learning. […]

A little "momentum" is a dangerous thing

By |November 13th, 2013|Categories: Colorado, Conservatives, Opinion|Tags: , , , , |

This is far from over. For once my constant state of overwork was useful, in that my analysis of last week’s election defeat of Amendment 66 now appears after the euphoria has worn off. […]

Amendment 66 fails basic arithmetic

By |October 27th, 2013|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

Every day we see that TV ad claiming that Amendment 66, the proposed income-tax increase for schools, will cost an average Colorado family only $133. […]

Why Lobato matters

By |June 18th, 2013|Categories: Education|Tags: , |

(Boston) Winston Churchill famously noted that few things in life are quite as exhilarating as being shot at without result.  In that vein many Coloradoans felt a similar adrenaline rush upon hearing that the State Supreme Court had narrowly overturned the grotesque trial verdict in the Lobato education finance case. […]