General Blogs

General Blogs · 08. July 2018
The Colorado Board of Education (CBE) has a direct impact on the quality of our schools and what kind of education system our public tax dollars will support. One reason you should care about the Colorado State Board of Education (CBE) is that the CBE has authority to release school districts from some state statutes and regulations. In other words, it can grant waivers to charter schools so they do not have to conform to state statutes that govern the operations of public schools. To...
General Blogs · 30. June 2018
"Do Immigrants Receive Public Benefits? Eric Pavri has been an immigration lawyer for eight years and is currently the Director of Family Immigration Services at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. In a Facebook post, he provides answers to this question. The following paragraphs are almost word for word from his post, formatted for readability: Only a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder) can receive almost all types of public benefit – including Medicaid,...

General Blogs · 30. June 2018
"Why don’t DACA immigrants just become legal?" Eric Pavri has been an immigration lawyer for eight years and is currently the Director of Family Immigration Services at Catholic Charities of Central Colorado. In a Facebook post, he provides answers to this question. The following paragraphs are almost word for word from his post, formatted for readability. Why haven’t immigrants with DACA status just become citizens? To become a U.S. citizen (other than by birth), you must first become a...
General Blogs · 15. October 2017
Do you ever find yourself frustrated when discussing issues with a politician or someone who is using the conservative talking points of the day? Likely, you are frustrated because you are arguing in the face of a logical fallacy, which is an insidious flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't let yourself be fooled! Here are 23 logical fallacies to watch for.

General Blogs · 14. October 2017
Today's conservative education agenda has its roots in the 1950s when the Supreme Court ruled that separate but equal was unconstitutional. The libertarian economist, Milton Friedman, concocted the ideas of school vouchers and private charter schools as a way to perpetuate segregation. We share a brief history of the conservative education agenda and how it has impacted Colorado, and unpack the narrative spun by the right-wing to cloak its true intent.