Lobby attempts to curb parental school choice

Article author: 
Rob Moulton
Article publisher: 
Colorado Politics
Article date: 
5 December 2021
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

... proposed policy resolutions under consideration by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) seek to undermine this responsibility of school board members, take away control from communities, parents, and students, and lower the quality and standard of educational choice within Colorado.

CASB is a powerful interest group that lobbies heavily at the state legislature and often plays a role in influencing key education legislation. These resolutions shape and inform the organization’s legislative agenda, which means they should be of concern to supporters of public charter schools and parental choice statewide as Colorado rapidly approaches the kickoff of the 2022 legislative session.

Taken individually and as a whole, this year’s CASB resolutions aim to make the establishment of charter schools and other forms of educational choice that differ from traditional public schools much more difficult. New and old school board members alike should oppose them...