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Watching the Legislature in Action Is Like Watching Sausage Being Made--Nasty
Note: Vicki Newell, an indefatigable legislature watcher in Colorado, is Director of Public Policy for Colorado PTA. She sends out Capitol QIPS by e-mail, but the views of QIPS offers her own perspective, not those of her organization. That said, you don't have to live in Colorado to get a lot out of QIPS.

Make sure y... [MORE]

— Vicki Newell
Colorado Parent
Capitol QIPS (Quality Improvement Process Strategy)
News Alert
May 6, 2003


The Colorado Coalition for Better Education: An Interview with Don Perl—Teacher, Advocate, & Activist for Better Education
<br>A renaissance man, Don Perl, President of the Coalition for Better Education (CBE.org) in Colorado, was born and raised in Binghamton, NY. His parents are first generation Jews from Southeastern and Eastern Europe <br> <br> As Don says, "I graduated from college so long ago that I have had a world of experienc... [MORE]


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    Girl's shaved head draws national furor at Grand Junction school
    <br><b>by Susan Ohanian</b> <br> <br>I don't usually give space to individual school stupidity but try to concentrate on issues that are common to most schools. But this outrage must be noticed. <br> <br>Here's the story from KUSA TV <br><blockquote> <br> <br> <br>G... [MORE]

    — Susan Ohanian


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      Save our Schools March & Rally: Parents speak out against standardized tests
      <br><span class="red"> This march in Greeley, Colorado was one of many that will go on throughout the country this summer with the hopes of reducing the amount of high-stakes testing in the public school system. A Rally and March for Justice in Education will occur in Washington, D.C., July 30.</span> <br> <... [MORE]

      — Jon Tattum
      Greeley Tribune

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      CSAP: No black and white issue: Tests hold schools accountable for learning, but critics complain program wastes time, money

      Kudos to the reporter for making an attempt to offer a diversity of views about the test.

      Coalition President Don Perl said the word choice is intended to empower parents when they “deal with administrators who often bully them.”

      Perl said parents are unfairly caught between wanting to d... [MORE]

      — Danie Harrelson
      Daily Sentinel

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      The CBE:The Resistance Group that Makes Things Happen
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      Educator's Book Trumps War with Words

      Kay's Comment: This is a feel good YAHOO story about a young man who was told by a guidance counselor that he should plan on working with his back because he wouldn't have much luck with his brain. He has proved those words to be wrong.

      By Rich Tosches, Rocky Mountain Ranger

      In ... [MORE]

      — Rich Tosches
      Rocky Mountain Ranger

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