Opinion editorials related to schools & education reform.
Charter school focused on black students challenged
Do Black students matter to school board members? Apparently not if you’re a school board member backed by the teachers union, if a recent charter school battle in Denver is any indication.
Bees matter; Colorado’s kids matter more
Which of the following do you think was the funding priority of the Democratic majority for the recently completed legislative session in Colorado: yet another study on bees or grants for schools to help kids learn math?
It’s time to modernize school transportation
While schools are now returning to normal, one area that districts continue to struggle with is a significant shortage of bus drivers. Across the state, districts are reporting bus driver shortages ranging from 15% to a stunning 40% of jobs that are vacant.
Commerce City’s kids deserve better
Since 2017, I have had the privilege of spending time listening and learning from parents, students, and educators in Adams 14 school district, based in Commerce City. I have heard the stories of struggle, determination and broken promises.
Families & Kids Have Been Flexible with Every COVID Curveball. Schools Haven’t Been Nearly as Nimble. Time to Start Funding Families & Students Directly
The COVID-19 pandemic, which began as a shock to our lives in 2020 and continues to affect everything we do as a nation, changed the fabric and rituals of daily life across this country.
Kids need open schools, a ride — and a choice
We’ve failed our children for far too long. The numbers are so astonishing it’s hard to even process what this means for our students and our society as a whole.
Should Colorado school board members be paid?
Rather than solve the real crisis of teacher pay, whose salaries are determined by local school boards, instead this past year the Legislature passed a law to allow elected school board members to pay themselves.
Colorado parents take back their schools
An uprising by parents in key school board races across the state Tuesday has opened the schoolhouse doors to fresh thinking, needed reforms — and new hope for many Colorado kids.