What happened to the kid who never took a state standardized test…

She was accepted to the number one engineering college in the country.   Grace’s acceptance letter from Colo. School of Mines I first began advocating for Opt Out in 2000 when Senate Bill 186 passed the Colorado Legislature and my daughter, Grace, was three...

Teaching is an Act of LOVE

Richard Lakin a former teacher, principal and kid was recently killed on a public bus in Israel. Dick wrote a beautiful book, Teaching as an Act of Love. When people ask me about accountability, I think of his teachings as an elementary school principal. School...

A year in review and a CELEBRATION

  A Year in Review It’s been a long road and a hard fight. We still have a quite a ways to go to advance an education system that delivers on the democratic promise, respects communities and honors children, but we wanted to pause for a moment and take stock on...

Elections and Celebrations

Thank you Nancy Ulrich and Bill Freud for hosting me on Far More Colorado. https://vimeo.com/143309892 Election Update: Elections and Celebrations In mainstream headlines this morning, journalists once again pinned both wins and losses on teachers unions, but there is...

Voter ballots and school board picks!

This is an off election year so fewer people will be voting. Unfortunately some pretty bad characters can then get elected by small margins of voters. Douglas County is an excellent example. The decisions made by your “elected” school boards impacts your life...

Education Equity Panel

 Education Equity Panel – bringing together diverse perspectives   Date: Saturday, Oct. 10th, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Location: St. Cajetan’s Church on Auraria Campus, 1190 9th St. Denver, 80204   Educational Equity Panel Audience members on Saturday can expect a spirited...
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