I’m a little late reporting my weekly wrap-up, but I had some other things going on earlier. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to it.
- ***The Education Policy Center, Pam Benigno in particular, has been cranking out some quality podcasts lately. Here is everything you wanted to know about charter schools in Colorado, here is the legislative session wrap-up as it pertains to the advancement of charter schools, and here is Pam and Ben DeGrow on the very recent Boulder Valley Schools sick-out, and other labor disputes between school districts and unions.
- ***Did you hear that state Senator Chris Romer called me a “great American?” No, I’m not making that up.
- ***Have you been following the never ending battle waged on behalf of transparency? Yeah, it’s difficult. Turns out, state officials really do not want you to know how they are spending YOUR money! However, you’ve got us on your side, and Amy Oliver has been on the front lines fighting to see our government’s check register. Don’t forgot to follow the Colorado Spending Transparency (COST) blog to keep up to date on government transparency and accountability. And if you can, please consider donating $10 or more for transparency, we really could use it!
- ***Health Care Policy Center director Linda Gorman makes the case against the “public option” when it comes to providing health coverage. Makes me wonder, do people really want their doctors offices to look like the DMV??
- ***Finally, Barry Poulson is just plain on another level. What happens when two of the most famous economists of our time need some back-up for their Wall Street Journal op-ed? They go to Barry Poulson, that’s what they do! Barry is a bonified rockstar. When are we going to start selling fashionable “WWBPD?” wristbands?