Imagine Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stage at a major tech conference and delivering the following: Here at Apple, our engineers and designers are overworked and underpaid. They are stressed out nearly to the point of being unable to do their jobs. The very best ones are leaving the company and going elsewhere – […]Read More Our Own Worst Enemies
Today, the Colorado legislature gaveled out for the final time this year. The 2019 legislative session brought several positives to Colorado’s schools, and we are grateful to all our legislators for the time and effort they put in considering educational policy issues. The landmark accomplishment of this session will no doubt be the funding of […]Read More Reflections on the 2019 Legislative Session
The results of the 2018 election have finally been certified and they mean improved opportunities for students, better pay for our educators and staff, and improved buildings in Jeffco. During this election cycle, I talked extensively with people in our community about their choices on the ballot. With ballot questions 5A and 5B as local […]Read More Thank You, Jeffco Voters!
Late political scientist David Easton once defined politics as “the authoritative allocation of values.” More precisely, politics (in a representative democracy) is the system where one group or another gets to determine how society will operate and can compel adherence to their set of preferred values through laws, sanctions, and rewards. This authoritative allocation of […]Read More “The Authoritative Allocation of Values”
It is because of business and industry that we have a system of public education. While the founding fathers wrote and spoke about the importance of a public education system to ensure a lasting and stable democratic republic, widely available public education did not become a reality until business and industry leaders demanded a workforce […]Read More The Business/Education Connection