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  • Title: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About.. Mission.. Staff.. Donate.. Contact.. Future Leaders.. Distinguished Alumni.. PBS TV Show.. Blogs.. Cauldron.. Ed Is Watching.. Mothers Again Debt.. Kopel's Corner.. Constitution.. Patient Power.. Events.. Support Us.. Podcasts.. Online Videos.. Go To Policy Area:.. Education.. 2nd Amendment.. Energy.. Fiscal.. Health Care.. Justice.. Transportation.. Within Site.. All Web.. Stand with the sheriffs.. Learn About the Lawsuit.. Don't you wish there was one place where you could learn everything you wanted know about the lawsuit against the new anti-gun bills passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Hickenlooper? Well there is! Visit.. ColoradoGunCase.. org.. to read all the important legal documents and news articles about the case, in addition you'll find resources for those who would like to contribute or help with the suit.. Read More.. New edition.. The Citizen's Budget 2013.. In the.. 2013 Citizen’s Budget,.. you can find the resource materials, explanations and policy recommendations to create the understanding, the energy, the acceptance and the will to improve and modernize government.. Simply, it's a road map for sustainable government in CO.. Our practical solutions may be rejected by extremists who will not consider alternatives, but we present a core of actions around which a bipartisan coalition of innovators can rally.. Paper or taxes?.. Proposed Bag "Fee" is a Tax.. Members of the Denver City Council are proposing an ordinance that would impose a 5-cent charge  ...   www.. onda1150am.. com.. A Blog You Need to Read!.. The Cauldron.. Independence Institute president Jon Caldara has a blog! The Cauldron is where Jon takes on life, liberty, and libations everyday.. In addition, guest authors like Professor Rob Natelson, Mike Krause, and Dave Kopel are featured occasionally to spice things up when Jon is too hung over to write.. Check out.. to keep up with Jon and the whole Independence Institute gang.. Latest Updates.. Join us on Facebook!.. Independence Institute TV.. Details Will Dictate District Success with Colorado’s New Educator Evaluations.. August 13th, 2013.. It s been awhile since I ve written about good old SB 191, Colorado s 2010 law passed in an attempt to create a more meaningful teacher and principal evaluation system.. As the 2013-14 school year gets underway, school districts across the state are meeting the requirement to put the new system into place.. What can we expect? [.. ].. Read more.. DeGrow Lauds Dougco s Push for Higher Academic Standards.. http://education.. i2i.. org/2013/08/amy-oliver-show-democrat-ex-legislator-rejects-education-tax-proposal/.. org/2013/08/amy-oliver-show-democ min)" title="Amy Oliver Show: Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal (r Show: Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal.. org/2013/08/amy-oliver-show-democ min)">.. Amy Oliver Show: Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal (r Show: Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal.. org/2013/08/amy-oliver-show-democ min).. Two More California Blended Learning Charters Give Colorado Some Inspiration.. Will increasing Colorado’s top income tax bracket by 27 percent affect incomes?..

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  • Title: About: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: About the Independence Institute.. A central role of an effective think tank is to produce quality research and analysis.. For nearly 30 years we have provided research resulting in changes in law and policy.. But we have never been content with just research.. We are more than a think tank.. We are an action tank.. We put our ideas into action through groundbreaking litigation,.. activist training, work on ballot initiatives, new media and investigative reporting.. We don t just fight on paper.. We fight for freedom on the streets, in the statehouse, in.. the media, on the ballot, and in the courts.. Our Mission.. The mission of the Independence Institute is to empower individuals and to.. educate citizens, legislators and opinion makers about public policies that enhance.. personal and economic freedom.. Our Vision.. The Independence Institute envisions a Colorado where people enjoy:.. Debt-free government.. Flat and transparent tax policy.. Respect for property rights.. Choice in education.. Health care freedom.. Limited Federal intrusion.. An end to corporate welfare.. To reach that vision, we must.. ACT.. Advocate limited government principles over politics.. Connect the Freedom Coalition, because Liberty is a team sport.. Teach the enduring truths of personal and economic freedom.. Our Approach to Public Policy.. Because the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of life and liberty are matters of individual choice, the Institute addresses a broad variety of public policy issues from a free-market, pro-freedom perspective.. Through the Institute's.. Policy Centers.. , areas of critical importance are addressed with a dedicated focus.. The centers allow the public and media access to a concentrated source of expertise on.. education.. ,.. taxes.. healthcare.. , the.. Second Amendment.. U.. S.. the.. environment.. government transparency..  ...   and.. Opinion Editorials.. - The Independence Institute's staff of Senior Fellows conducts and publishes research and analysis on a broad variety of topics related to shrinking government and expanding freedom.. Tax limitation, pro-consumer health care reform, transportation, and free-market environmentalism are some of the topics that have received special attention recently.. -.. The Independence Institute staff write a variety of blogs that cover the issues of the day:.. provides you with updates about the latest Independence Institute efforts.. Ed is Watching.. informs you about education issues.. Mother s Against Debt.. aims to shift the paradigm from government spending is for the kids to government spending is not a family value.. Patient Power Now.. provides daily updates on health care reform issues.. Kopel s Corner.. informs you about Constitutional issues with a focus on the Second Amendment.. Devil's Advocate.. - Television interview program from the Independence Institute.. Channel 12, KBDI, Denver.. Airtime: Air Time - 8:30 p.. m.. Thursday, and re-broadcast 5:30 p.. Tuesday.. The host is Independence Institute President Jon Caldara.. In addition, watch Colorado Inside-Out with a public affairs roundtable discussion.. Independence Institute Research Director Dave Kopel is a regular participant.. Airtimes: 8:00 p.. Friday.. Watch previous episodes on the.. YouTube.. See a list of archieved shows.. iVoices.. - Listen.. to policy experts on topics effecting your life with our incredible catalog of pod-casts.. Public Events.. - Public debates, monthly events with issue speakers, legislative briefings, symposiums and weekend conferences are some of the in-person events held for Institute members.. Independence Institute: Internship Program.. - The Independence Institute has full and part time unpaid internship positions available for fall, winter, spring, and summer.. Quarter and semester schedules can be accommodated..

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  • Title: Independence Institute Staff: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Jay Ambrose.. , Contributing Columnist.. Pam Benigno.. , Education Policy Center Director.. Christina CJ James Buchanan.. , Development.. Jon Caldara.. , President.. Ben DeGrow.. , Policy analyst, Education Policy Center.. Marya DeGrow.. , Research Associate, Education Policy Center.. Joanne D.. Eisen.. , Senior Fellow, Criminal Justice.. Susan Evans.. , Director of Major Gifts.. Barry Fagin.. , Senior Fellow, Technology.. Paul Gallant.. Raaki Garcia-Ulam.. , Hispanic outreach coordinator, School Choice for Kids.. Linda Gorman.. , Health Care Policy Center Director.. J.. Craig Green.. , Senior Fellow, Water Policy.. Mark Hillman.. , Senior Fellow, Fiscal Policy Center.. Fred Holden.. Krista Kafer.. ,  ...   Policy Center Director.. Kait Lochner.. , Assistant to the Vice President of Operations.. Justin Longo.. , Web.. Monkey.. Mary MacFarlane.. , Development Associate.. Julie Mallon.. , Vice President of Development.. Rob Natelson.. , Senior Fellow, Constitutional Jurisprudence.. Amy Oliver.. , Energy Policy Center Director.. Randal O'Toole.. , Center for the American Dream Director.. Penn Pfiffner.. Dennis Polhill.. , Senior Fellow, Public Infrastructure.. Barry Poulson.. Paul Prentice.. Cherish Shaffer.. , Intern Coordinator.. Brian Schwartz.. , Research Associate, Health Care Policy Center.. Todd Shepherd.. , Investigative Reporter.. Tracy Smith.. , Graphic Designer.. William Yeatman.. Policy Anaylst, Energy Policy Center.. Karen Zuppa.. , Accountant..

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  • Title: Contact Us: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Mailing Address.. 727 E.. 16th Ave.. Denver, CO 80203.. View Larger Map.. Office Hours.. Monday-Thursday: 9a-5p.. Friday: 9a-4:30p.. (special times for events).. Phone Numbers.. Main Phone Line.. :.. 303-279-6536.. Fax.. 303-279-4176.. Event R.. V.. P.. Line.. 303-279-6536 X102.. (.. event information.. ).. E-mail.. Main and Event E-mail:.. info.. @i2i.. Donations:.. julie@i2i.. Media/Publications:.. mike@i2i.. To report website problems or to locate an article on the site:.. webmaster@i2i.. Subscribe to one of our.. newsletters here..

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  • Title: Independence Institute Internship Program: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: The Independence Institute's Future Leaders Program.. We are currently accepting Fall interns!.. Hightlighted Summer Semester Internship:.. Social Media Designer, Editor, Strategist and/or Content Coordinator.. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and other social media.. Developing content for posting on designated social media outlets.. Working with Policy Centers to ensure proper online messaging and relevancy, ensuring consistency of messages across multiple networks.. Reporting chatter and other relevant online data, and maintaining posting schedules.. Cultivating new communities and managing branded online communities.. Tracking social media influence measurements.. Preparing reports to update staff on usage statistics.. Search engine optimization/search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) integration.. The Independence Institute has full and part time unpaid internship positions available for fall, winter, spring, and summer.. Please contact:.. Dennis Polhill or Cherish Schaffer.. Future Leaders Manager.. Independence Institute.. Denver, CO 80203.. Tel: 303-279-6536 X 118.. Email:.. futureleaders@i2i.. Undergrads, Masters and Ph.. D Candidates.. The Independence Institute Future Leaders Program is an opportunity to learn from an expert by working on timely and relevant public policy research or projects.. Interns are matched up with a Senior Fellow as their mentor.. Interns participate in Institute events for no fee and have a series of lunch meetings with VIPs, such as newspaper editors, radio personalities, and elected officials.. Several Policy Centers and departments from which to choose:.. Constitutional Studies.. Education Policy Center.. Energy Policy Center.. Fiscal Policy Center.. Fundraising and Nonprofit Management.. Health Care Policy Center.. Independence Investigates.. Justice Policy Initiative.. Second Amendment Project.. Law Students.. Legal interns at II work directly with two of America s top constitutional scholars, Dave Kopel and Rob Natelson.. Professor Kopel teaches advanced constitutional law at the University of Denver, and is the nation s premier expert on the Second Amendment.. Professor Kopel has written extensively on a wide range of constitutional, historical, and philosophical topics.. His widely-read publications were crucial to the Supreme Court s 2008 recognition of an individual right to keep and bear arms.. Professor Natelson served as a law professor 25 years.. He taught Constitutional Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Constitutional History and First Amendment, among other courses.. Professor Natelson is particularly known for his studies of the Constitution s  ...   hope to gain at Independence Institute.. Completed application:.. Online.. or.. Download PDF.. Writing sample (app.. 10 pages) it should be something you have written for class.. College and Law School (if applicable) Transcripts.. Summer Interns - Charles G.. Koch Summer Fellow Program.. If interested in a summer internship with the Independence Institute try applying through the Charles G.. Koch Summer Fellow Program, administered by the.. Institute for Humane Studies.. and the.. State Policy Network.. In addition to an eight-week summer internship, the program provides a stipend, housing allowance, travel reimbursement, and two week-long seminars in Washington, DC.. Current interns with Independence Institute may also apply for summer internships outside Colorado through IHS.. Interested applicants should apply to this program on the IHS website.. The deadline is January.. 31.. WHAT THEY ARE SAYING.. Interning at the Independence Institute provided me with the opportunity to expand my knowledge of the Second Amendment while honing in on my research skills.. The Friday lunches with movers and shakers in Colorado politics was an added bonus that won't soon be forgotten.. - Michael Brotherton, former intern.. Interning at the Independence Institute was a kick! It is a great environment with great people.. I was able to observe and be a part of an organization spiritedly working to influence policy true to the principles it believes in.. I truly enjoyed working with the people there and my experience assisting with the research of the institute.. -Jason Schrock, former intern.. With the help of the supportive Independence Institute staff, I have not only developed my analytical skills but also learned much about the foundations of conservative thought.. - Mark Turner, former intern.. Interning provided me with the incredible opportunity of learning about the daily operations of a political think tank while simultaneously offering me the chance to undertake meaningful and impacting work regarding issues that most fascinate me.. The staff was always willing to entrust me with greater responsibilities and opportunities and provided an amazingly fun and open atmosphere for me to gain extraordinary amounts of experience and knowledge about the inner workings of the political system - Cara Jenine Morlan, former intern..

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  • Title: Distinguished Alumni: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Government Service of II Alumni.. Gale Norton.. Secretary of the Interior, 2001-2006.. Colorado Attorney General, 1991-1999.. Former Senior Fellow and Board Member of the Independence Institute.. Donald Hodel.. Secretary of the Interior, 1985-1989.. Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Independence Institute.. Tom Tancredo.. United States Representative, Sixth Congressional District of Colorado.. Former President of the Independence Institute.. Jared Polis.. United States Representative, Second Congressional District of Colorado.. Issue Paper author.. Bruce Benson.. President of the University of Colorado.. Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado, 1994.. Former Board  ...   Senate.. Founder of the Independence Institute.. Rob Fairbank.. Colorado State Representative.. Republican Caucus Chair.. Former Office Director.. Jerry Kopel.. Colorado State Representative for 22 years.. Assistant Minority Leader.. Chair of Judiciary Committee.. Former Institute author.. Shawn Mitchell.. Colorado State Senator and Representative.. Chair, House Information and Technology Committee.. Ted Harvey.. Assistant House Minority Leader.. Former Program Director.. Jack McCroskey.. Regional Transportation District Director.. Paul Danish.. Boulder County Commissioner and City Councilman.. Greg Bledsoe.. Colorado Counties.. Legislative Liaison for agricultural, wildlife and rural affairs issues and public lands issues.. Former intern..

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  • Title: Devils Advocate with Jon Caldara TV Archive: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Hosted by Independence Institute's President Jon Caldara,.. Devils Advocate.. is the hottest current affairs show on Colorado television! Tune in every Friday night at 8:30 p.. (or catch the repeat showing Monday afternoon at 1:30) on Colorado Public Television Channel 12 (Channel 32 in Colorado Springs).. D.. A.. features lively, and sometimes nasty, debates between elected officials,  ...   for political junkies and featuring outspoken guests on controversial issues,.. Devils Advocate with Jon Caldara.. is a must-watch show.. Tune in every Friday night, and tell a friend about D.. The recent shows are available at our Devils Advocate.. YouTube video page.. Devils Advocate Archive.. 2012.. 2011.. 2010.. 2009.. 2008.. 2007.. 2006.. 2005.. 2004.. 2003.. 2002.. 2001.. 2000..

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  • Title: Events: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: UPCOMING EVENTS.. Special Guest.. Cam Edwards.. host of.. Cam Co.. Cam Co is a three hour news-talk show featuring in-depth interviews with NRA leaders, newsmakers, politicos, journalists and congressional leaders.. Plus commentary and analysis you won't find anywhere.. else.. 2013 Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms Party.. Saturday, August 17, 201.. 3.. 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM.. Kiowa Creek Sporting Club.. Bennett, Colorado.. Shooter Ticket: $200 ($85 is tax-deductible).. Includes: Ammunition, 100 Clay Pigeons, safety glasses, ear plugs, lunch, cigars, spirits and an ATF Party t-shirt.. Lunch-only Ticket: $65 ($15 is tax-deductible).. Includes: lunch, cigars, spirits and an ATF Party t-shirt.. Can't make the event or need an extra shirt? Buy your 2013 ATF Party t-shirt here.. PAST EVENTS.. ATF Parties.. You can still buy your 2012 ATF T-shirt.. !.. Founders' Night Dinners.. House Events.. The Independence Institute invites you to attend.. a presentation on Colorado and the Second Amendment.. with.. David Kopel.. Independence Institute Research Director, CATO Institute Associate Policy Analyst,.. With Special Guests.. Morgan County Sheriff.. Jim Crone,.. Weld County Sheriff.. John Cooke,.. Larimer County Sheriff.. Justin Smith.. Logan County Sheriff.. Brett Powell.. Wednesday, July 17, 2013.. 6:30-8:00 p.. Morgan County Fairgrounds, Rodeo Arena.. 719 Ellsworth Street, Brush, Colorado.. Doors open at 5:30 p.. Tickets $5.. 00 per person.. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to.. the Independence Institute's Second Amendment Lawsuit by clicking on the button below:.. Douglas County Sheriff.. David Weaver.. ,.. Thursday, July 18, 2013.. Wildlife Experience.. 10035 Peoria Street, Parker, Colorado.. Please join us on Wednesday June 26, 2013.. for a presentation and book signing with.. Charles C.. Johnson.. Author of.. Why Coolidge Matters: Leadership Lessons from America's Most Underrated President.. Independence Institute Event Room.. 16th Avenue, Denver, Colorado.. 5:30 p.. Light Appetizers and Soft Drinks.. 6:oo p.. Presentation.. Live video by Ustream.. Imagine a country in which strikes by public-sector unions occupied the public square; where foreign policy wandered aimlessly as America disentangled itself from wars abroad and a potential civil war on its southern border; where racial and ethnic groups jostled for political influence; where a war on illicit substances led to violence in its cities; where technology was dramatically changing how mankind communicated and moved about and where the educated harbored increasing contempt for the philosophic underpinnings of our republic.. That country, the America of the 1920s, looked a lot like America today.. One would think, then, that the President who successfully navigated these challenges, Calvin Coolidge, might be esteemed today.. Instead, Coolidge s r.. ecord is little known, the result of efforts by both the left and right to distort his legacy.. Why Coolidge Matters revisits the record of our most underrated president, examining Coolidge s views on governance, public sector unions, education, race,  ...   Denver, CO.. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to.. SOLD OUT.. Infinity Park International Ballroom.. 4400 East Kentucky Avenue.. Glendale, Colorado 80246.. Thursday, March 7, 2013.. 6:00 p.. Patron Reception*.. 7:00 p.. Dinner and Speaker.. David S.. D'Evelyn Award - Gale Norton, former U.. Secretary of the Interior.. Vern Bickle Award - Leslie White.. * Patron Reception is for Patron level tickets and table sponsors and their guests.. Our friends over at Uber are providing $20 off 1 ride for NEW users the day of the event!.. Gas or Groceries Relief Party!.. October 15th, 2012.. [ October 19, 2012; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.. ] Bad economy got you down? Feeling like you can use a break from the "economy tax?" Well, the Independence Institute is here to provide relief! Come party with us on Friday, October 19th, from 5-8pm here at the Freedom Embassy.. We will be providing relief in the form of delicious food, refreshments, and FUN! FUN! [.. August 14, 2012 Energy Debate Series for Women.. #1 Fracking.. Is it safe?.. July 31st, 2012.. [ August 14, 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.. ] An Energy Debate for Women Fracking.. Is it safe? Tuesday August 14, 2012 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM RSVP to 303-279-6536 x118 or Cherish@i2i.. org.. A Nation of Moochers.. April 20th, 2012.. [ May 23, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.. ] Please join us for a presentation and book signing with Charlie Sykes Sykes is a radio talk show host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and author of number books including: A Nation of Victims, Dumbing Down Our Kids, and The End of Privacy.. Sykes will be discussing his latest [.. American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Home Ownership.. April 15th, 2012.. [ June 20, 2012; 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.. ] Please join us for a presentation and book signing with Randall O'Toole is an Independence Institute Senior Fellow and Cato Institute Senior Fellow working on urban growth, public land, and transportation issues.. The American dream of families owning their own homes has become a victim of class warfare, with the middle class attempting to suppress homeownership among the working [.. August 11, 2012 Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms Party.. April 1st, 2012.. [ August 11, 2012; 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.. ] Most politically incorrect event of the year: 10th Annual Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Party! Saturday, August 11, 2012 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM Safety Instruction 9:10 AM Intermediate and Advanced Shooters proceed to course, Novices begin at the 5 Stand 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch guests may take a few shots at the [.. March 31st, 2012..

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  • Title: Support Independence: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Ways to Give.. Below are some of the most common ways you can support the Independence Institute area(s) of your choice, often while realizing tax benefits.. No matter how or how much you give, your generosity will make a difference!.. As you may know, the Independence Institute will be filing a civil rights lawsuit against the State of Colorado for the passage of several gun control laws that violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.. If you would like to contribute to the lawsuit, simply click on the donate button below.. Donate to the Second Amendment Lawsuit.. Annual Giving.. - Ongoing, sustaining gifts that enable the Independence Institute policy centers to embrace opportunities and meet challenges.. Freedom Alliance Sustaining Membership.. - $1,500  ...   Honorary and Memorial Gifts.. Honoring someone special with a gift supporting the Institute.. Stock Gifts.. Supporting the Independence Institute with gifts of appreciated stocks and mutual funds.. Cash gifts.. Outright gifts made via cash, check, credit card, or other means.. Real and personal property.. Real estate and marketable items of personal property.. Gifts In-Kind.. The Independence Institute has a wish list of items that you may contribute.. Internships.. - The Independence Institute has full and part time unpaid internships for college students.. If you are or know a college student who would be interested in applying, please click.. for more information.. Please make checks payable to the Independence Institute, and mail to:.. 16th Avenue.. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call 303-279-6536..

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  • Title: AUDIO: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: Independence Institute Podcasts.. Please visit.. to hear all of the Independence Institute's podcasts.. The Confused DOMA Ruling.. Professor Rob Natelson explains why the SCOTUS DOMA decision is not a win for states' rights, not a win for federal power, but instead, a win for judicial power.. Additionally, Rob explains why the court should have never heard the case to begin with.. Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal.. August 9th, 2013.. Bob Hagedorn, an Aurora Democrat who served in the state legislature from 1993 to 2008, shares his experience and perspective working on education reform issues.. He explains why he has taken a stand in opposition to the billion-dollar statewide tax initiative and offers some policy changes that promote more choices for students and parents instead.. ACE Scholarships Engages Parents, Gives Students Opportunities.. August 1st, 2013.. James Coleman discusses ACE Scholarships work to provide more opportunities to students and to build  ...   rule of law plays in a functioning society and economy.. He gives examples of its recent decline and why it's important to restore this vital institution.. Blended Learning Takes Off in Colorado.. July 24th, 2013.. Krista Kafer talks about the growing trend of blended learning, how it can help students and teachers, and some models that are being used in Colorado.. More classrooms and schools are making strategic use of technology to rethink how education is delivered and to expand the reach of effective teachers.. SCOTUS makes it tougher for schools to discriminate.. July 16th, 2013.. In Fisher v.. University of Texas, the Supreme Court ruled that universities can discriminate against certain people, but only for REALLY good reasons.. Which made discrimination programs tougher to put in place, but not altogether impossible.. Professor Rob Natelson explains the history of rulings in regards to public discrimination, starting with the Constitution's 14th Amendment..

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  • Title: Education: Independence Institute
    Descriptive info: On the Education Policy Center website you can learn about Colorado K-12 issues such as:.. Accountability.. Alternative Certification.. Collective Bargaining.. Homeschooling.. Online Education.. Pay for Performance.. Public Schools.. School Choice.. School Finance.. Tax Credits.. Tenure.. Transparency.. Unions.. Vouchers.. Weighted Student Funding.. School Choice for Kids.. Independent Teachers.. Go Bash.. WEBSITE.. BLOG.. Latest on K-12 ISSUES.. August 12th, 2013.. An American Family Radio News (One News Now) report on the Douglas County Board of Education s resolution opposing Common Core featured comments by senior education policy analyst Ben DeGrow: “Douglas County is saying that they want to strive for highest academic standards and expectations possible for their students, and the Common Core is not appropriate to [.. Amy Oliver Show: Democrat Ex-Legislator Rejects Education Tax Proposal.. Bob Hagedorn, an Aurora Democrat who served in the state legislature from 1993 to 2008, explains why he has taken a stand in opposition to the billion-dollar statewide tax  ...   raised by The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning in Colorado.. So [.. Charter Competition Has Some Healthy Benefits for Denver, Still Room for More.. August 6th, 2013.. How many of my posts here have been inspired by a story at Education Next? Someone with too much time on their hands and go find the exact answer.. But you ll have to add this one to the count, because I think readers would find interesting a new piece by Marc Holley Co.. , Competition [.. Heads Up, K-12 Leaders: Open Negotiations Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Open”.. August 5th, 2013.. A good reminder when analyzing policies, including in the world of K-12 education, is to take some time to look beneath the surface.. A policy may not be exactly what it seems.. The inimitable Mike Antonucci recently offered up a telling example.. Under the heading How to Close Open Bargaining Sessions , he points readers to [..

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