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Republicans reach out on a subject near and dear to them: school choice

Author: Dan Njegomir - September 22, 2017 - Updated: September 22, 2017

Much of the school-choice agenda — charter schools, in particular — has evolved over the past few decades from a once-obscure Republican cause to a bipartisan initiative to a nonpartisan and, by and large, non-political given. Even presidents of both parties have championed charters; after all, parents of every political stripe, and of none, love having the option if they can get their kids into one.

Republicans nonetheless have a special attachment to the topic of school choice and remain some of its most ardent advocates. And it just so happens that the state GOP is hosting a forum on on the subject Sept. 30, a Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the public library in Parker. Interested? Republican or otherwise, you could find it enlightening. Here’s more from a Republican press release:

Join our forum featuring Representative Clarice Navarro as keynote speaker, among an informative panel of school choice proponents who advocate for school choice in our communities and at the Colorado State Capitol. Members of the panel will include Ross Izard from the Independence Institute, Adam Johnson, Colorado State Director of the Republican National Committee, and local legislators still TBA!

We will also hear directly from parents willing to provide personal accounts of their experience with charter schools & school choice and why this issue is of importance to the community. Whether you are a concerned parent, uncertain regarding school choice, or interested in getting involved, we welcome your participation.

That’s at the Parker Library – Event Hall A, 20105 Main Street, Parker, CO 80138. RSVP by clicking here or contact Cierra Bayers at (303) 944-5683 or cierra@cologop.org for more information.

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir

Dan Njegomir is the opinion editor for Colorado Politics. A longtime journalist and more-than-25-year veteran of the Colorado political scene, Njegomir has been an award-winning newspaper reporter, an editorial page editor, a senior legislative staffer at the State Capitol and a political consultant.