Education

A Vote for “Progressives” is a Vote for Tired, Failed Ideas

Originally posted on http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/11/03/a-vote-for-progressives-is-a-vote-for-tired-failed-ideas-n1912713/page/full

Whenever the media high foreheads or anyone else labels “progressive” those politicians and agendas that any fair-minded person would term way-out-left zany liberal, my ears bleed. Letting liberals get away with pretending they are progressive is… Continue reading

If Christians Don’t Vote, More Christians Will Be Persecuted

Originally published at http://townhall.com/columnists/joyoverbeck/2014/10/31/if-christians-dont-vote-more-christians-will-be-persecuted-n1911516

Mike Huckabee said on his show recently that only about 40 million of the 80 million evangelical Christians in America are even registered to vote. Only about half of those actually vote in presidential elections and… Continue reading

Equip students to handle biased information in college

First posted:  http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_26659035/equip-students-handle-biased-information-college

While some people consider the controversy in Jeffco schools over AP history standards to be a distraction from the debate over performance pay for teachers, the former issue will have a greater impact on students and… Continue reading

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

So, I have been thinking.

Why do we have to rely on the vices of Colorado Citizens’ to fund our children’s schools?

We have some real money makers here in Colorado… marijuana, gambling, alcohol and cigarettes. These things all help… Continue reading

Mandatory Quality in Colorado

The state of Colorado’s politicians decided a few years ago to develop alliances for childhood development in each county to better serve the population with a conglomerate of interested parties giving feedback on how to spend early childhood funds. These… Continue reading

Who Do You Think You Are Anyways, Simon?

Let’s play Simon Says. Simon says to do your homework. Simon says to sit in your chair all day. Simon says if you talk to other students, you’re a disruption so go stand in the corner. Simon says you fail… Continue reading

All Issues Are Women’s Issues

What do women want? It’s a question often asked and more often gotten wrong.

At a recent Centennial Institute gubernatorial debate focused on Women and Colorado’s Future, four women challenged Republican candidates Bob Beauprez, Scott Gessler and Mike Kopp to… Continue reading

29 Rejections and the Thought Control

If you were rejected for 29 times, would you still believe in yourself and your ideas? After all, no one will blame you if you start questioning your beliefs after so many rejections.

I was put to such a test… Continue reading

Don’t Be a Low-Information Eater

My first trip to Colorado’s eastern plains was a culture shock. My future husband had driven me out to Holyoke to meet his family. As we drove 150 miles straight east from CSU, it was the longest stretch of uninhabited… Continue reading

Why For-Profit Schools are Still Necessary in Colorado

In a state where higher education takes priority, the argument over how well for-profit schools really serve Colorado has inched its way forward as a hot topic in recent years. While national critics of the industry are blaming for-profit education… Continue reading