We like to use our “Insights” feature to offer what we hope is some helpful perspective on the passing political scene. Not advocacy for a particular partisan or political view but context as to why things are happening the way they do. Today, we could find no insight that better fits that description than a news report published late Tuesday by Nicholas Garcia in Chalkbeat Colorado on the rise of Ready Colorado. Garcia offers an informed look at the Republican-driven, education-reform advocacy group whose agenda is much more nuanced than simply pushing the GOP’s public-ed platform. The report reveals one of the real power players influencing Colorado education policy from behind the scenes.