Education Archives


The Bible & the Republic

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

One need not be Christian or Jewish to embrace America’s founding principles, but there is no denying that those principles are rooted in the Old and New Testaments. So it’s strange to see individuals or institutions that profess allegiance to the Bible but disallow its relevance to the way we govern ourselves. For those who say Scripture is authoritative, it should guide them not only in religion on Sundays, but also in politics, economics, and academics (more…)

Tough love for teachers: Listen 6/3 7pm

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Bad teachers beware! Colorado now has a law that ties teacher tenure to student performance, finally. Thursday at 7:00 on 710 KNUS (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: Cognitive Lightning Bolt

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

Much has been said about the dumbing down of America. One look at the “Let’s Make A Deal” health-care reform process (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: Astroempires Winner

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

My loveable thug, the one I wrote about before, called me this week. When he left our school a month ago, I knew he had an upcoming trial. (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: Charter Blame Game

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Two recent education pieces have me thinking, and the second with much concern, because I had not thought of our misguided youth (more…)

High court’s power grab may backfire

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

In an audacious power grab, the Colorado Supreme Court recently embraced, by a 4-3 decision, a judicial doctrine that would (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: We Don’t Just Teach

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Thank goodness for B12, or I might’ve collapsed last Friday. My principal and I both discovered that the right hand doesn’t know (more…)

The Case for TABOR

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

By Bill Moloney

States with constitutional and/or statutory restraints on taxing and spending have strong financial foundations because those restraints greatly militate toward the positive business climate and robust economy that invariably generate increased revenues across the board.
Colorado, which has had such restraints since 1992, is a prime example of their great benefits. California — today having the nation’s most disastrous state economy — once had such restraints but cast them aside some years ago and consequently has become the poster child for what happens to states that fall into the trap of unrestrained taxing and spending. (more…)

Boggs & Rush for Jeffco Schools

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Jefferson County Schools, large and influential, are electing three board members this month. Laura Boggs and Rick Rush deserve your vote (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: Support Seawell for DPS

Friday, October 16th, 2009

IEP meetings continue, and I may soon turn into a pumpkin. Meanwhile, Denver Public Schools are holding a school board election (more…)

Four reformers for Douglas Schools

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

As I noted on radio today, teacher union endorsements of a Douglas County School Board slate have led to GOP endorsements for a reform slate. Here is their contact information. (more…)

Teacher’s Desk: When parents cop out

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Here I am, back to blogging. Why the hiatus? Partly because of how many special education students without current IEPs (more…)

Douglas GOP endorses school slate

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Editor: This website has argued for the usefulness of party labels in helping voters choose leaders for public education. Kudos (more…)

Digging the dirt on DPS

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Besides nannying, mowing the occasional lawn and the seemingly full-time job that basketball and soccer demand, neither of us had really (more…)

Parental boycott grows

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

As the entire civilized world now knows, President Barack Obama will be addressing the nation’s school children this Tuesday. As soon (more…)