Newspaper Articles – Ben DeGrow

Colorado Initiative Uses Schools to End Flat Tax, Seek $1 Billion Tax Hike

An initiative on the November ballot in Colorado would raise the state income tax $1 billion annually, making it the largest tax increase in state history, according to state estimates.

Kansas Law Lets Teachers Choose Political Donations

A labor expert is praising a new Kansas law for promoting teachers' freedom to make informed political choices, and opinion polls show strong public support for it, including union members and gove

Kansas Teacher Association Clashes with Union Over Equal Access

Ryan Noel just wanted his fellow teachers to see him receive money for his classroom.

Colorado Board of Education Hears Common Core Critics

Challenges of cost, control, and quality have caused some Colorado education leaders to take a second look at the state’s adoption of national academic standards.

Indiana Vouchers Boost Public School Funds

Barely more than a year old, Indiana’s voucher program has grown in popularity, sent an extra $4 million to public schools, and yielded clear evidence of taxpayer savings.

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Sees Unprecedented Membership Decline [short]

The nation’s largest teachers union experienced an unprecedented decline in membership last year, a development with potentially large impacts on classrooms and state politics.

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Sees Unprecedented Membership Decline

The nation’s largest teachers union experienced an unprecedented decline in membership last year, a development with potentially large impacts on classrooms and state politics.

Maine School Choice Bills Get Chilly Reception in Legislature

A pair of school choice initiatives backed by Maine’s governor has received a cold legislative reception, including the demise of a proposal to open the state’s publicly funded tuition program to r

Iowa Legislators Whittle Down Governor’s Reform Plan

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s education reform proposals have gotten a rocky start despite the months he spent touring the state to discuss them.

Colo. Judge Orders State to Spend $2 Billion More on Education

A Colorado court order calling for massive education funding increases has roiled constitutional scholars and set the stage for state Supreme Court ruling after the governor, state education commis