How "transparent" is your school district?

November 8th, 2011 by Amy Categories: Energy, events, health care, higher education, local transparency, school district No Responses

Want to know the answer to that question? Then read the new report from the Independence Institute Education Policy Center titled Time to Show the Money.
Co-authors research associate Devan Crean and senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow reviewed 178 K-12 school districts, 16 BOCES, and the Charter School Institute to determine if they were compliant with [...]

Issue Committee status equals newspaper access

October 30th, 2011 by Amy Categories: Energy, events, health care, higher education, local transparency No Responses

A local property tax increase in Loveland has attracted all the usual supporters including the teachers union, administration, and other status quo educational-industrial complex advocates. They have an issue committee, volunteers, money (including contributions from the Colorado Education Association and top district administrators), and access to the local newspaper’s guest editorial page, which the opposition [...]

Thompson School District MLO "facts" don't add up

September 6th, 2011 by Amy Categories: Energy, events, higher education One Response

The Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado will ask voters to give up an additional estimated $12.8 million annually for the next 12 years to fund schools. In August the school board voted unanimously to put the Mill Levy Override on the November 2011 ballot.  In a press release the board stated:
The district is seeking [...]

If it's for the children, please explain…

May 16th, 2011 by Amy Categories: Energy, events, general, health care No Responses