Additional links for background readings

Immigration

“Colorado AG: Metro State’s New Tuition Rate for Undocumented Students Is Unlawful,” Boulder Daily Camera (June 19, 2012),
http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_20892785/colorado-ag-metro-states-new-tuition-rate-undocumented.

Cotton, Anthony, “Metro State Moving ahead with Tuition Plan for Illegal Immigrants,” Denver Post (August 3, 2012), http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21228857/metro-state-moving-ahead-tuition-plan-illegal-immigrants.

Johnston, Michael, “Guest Commentary: ASSET Bill Can Prove Colorado’s Greatness,” Denver Post (March 13, 2011),
http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_17586867.

Kopp, Mike, “GOP Leader Sees Flaws in Immigrant Tuition Bill,” Pueblo Chieftain (March 13, 2011),
http://www.chieftain.com/opinion/ideas/gop-leader-sees-flaws-in-immigrant-tuition-bill/chieftain.com/opinion/ideas
/gop-leader-sees-flaws-in-immigrant-tuition-bill/article_f12ce874-4c4c-11e0-81bf-001cc4c002e0.html
.

Pros and Cons of the Dream Act, US Immigration: Comprehensive Do-It-Yourself Immigration Guides (n.d.),
http://www.usimmigration.com/pros-cons-dream-act.html.

“Undocumented Student Tuition: State Action,” National Conference of State Legislatures (July 2012),
http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/educ/undocumented-student-tuition-state-action.aspx.

Education

2012 Kids Count in Colorado (Denver: Colorado Children’s Campaign, 2012),
http://www.coloradokids.org/data/publications/2012kidscount.html.

“Charter Schools,” Education week Research Center (May 25, 2011), http://www.edweek.org/ew/issues/charter-schools.

Cody, Anthony, and guest posters from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, “Dialogue with the Gates Foundation:
What Is the Purpose of K-12 Education?” Living in Dialogue blog, Education Week (August 2012),
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2012/08/.

Darling-Hammond, Linda, and Edward Haertel, “A Better Way to Grade Teacher,” Los Angeles Times (November 5, 2012),
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-darling-teacher-evaluations-20121105,0,650639.story.

Johnson, Dale, and Bonnie Johnson, “High Stakes Testing,” education.com, http://www.education.com/print/high-stakes-testing1/.

Living in Dialogue Blog Exchange on Reform
Motoko, Rich, “Seeking Aid, School Districts Change Teacher Evaluations,” The New York Times (October 15, 2012), http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/16/education/seeking-aid-more-districts-change-teacher-evaluations.html?pagewanted=all.

Tough, Paul, How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012).
For an informative review, see
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/books/review/how-children-succeed-by-paul-tough.html?pagewanted%3Dall&_r=0

Social Security

Goss, Stephen C., “The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program,” Social Security Bulletin, vol. 70, no. 3 (2010),  http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v70n3/v70n3p111.html .

John, David, and Virginia Reno, “Perspectives: Options for Reforming Social Security,” AARP Public Policy Institute
(Washington, DC: AARP, June 2012),
http://www.aarp.org/work/social-security/info-05-2012/perspectives-options-for-reforming-social-security-AARP-ppi-econ-sec.html.

“Means Testing for Social Security,” Issue Brief (Washington, DC: American Academy of Actuaries, January 2004), http://www.actuary.org/pdf/socialsecurity/means_0104.pdf.

Wender, Samantha, “Why Social Security Is Running out of Money: Just Explain It,” Yahoo! Finance (November 8, 2012),
http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/just-explain-it/why-social-security-running-money-just-explain-133731426.html.

Race

“Hard Work Is Essential for Achieving the American Dream, But Is It Enough? Americans Are Divided According to a New Survey,”
Public Agenda (October 1, 2012), http://www.publicagenda.org/press-releases/hard-work-is-essential-achieving-american-dream.

Issue Guide: Race (New York: Public Agenda, n.d.), http://www.publicagenda.org/citizen/issueguides/race.

Way, Arthur, Jr., and Carlos Valverde, Jr. Facing Race: 2009 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equality (Denver: Progressive Coalition, 2009), http://progressivecoalition.org/sites/default/files/2009FacingRaceReportWeb.pdf

Marijuana

Drug Facts: Marijuana, National Institute on Drug Abuse (November 2010),
http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/marijuana
.

Gogek, Ed, “A Bad Trip for Democrats,” New York Times (November 7, 2012),
 http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/opinion/a-bad-trip-for-democrats.html.

Guarino, Mark, “How Will Feds Deal with Marijuana Legalization in Colorado and Washington?” Christian Science Monitor (November 12, 2012),  http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2012/1112/How-will-Feds-deal-with-marijuana-legalization-in-Colorado-and-Washington.

Kamin, Sam, “Medical Marijuana in Colorado and the Future of Marijuana Regulation in the United States,” McGeorge Law Review, vol. 43 (2012), http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2033896.

Marijuana Policy Project,  http://www.mpp.org/.

Guns

Dahlberg, Elisa, ““Should Concealed Weapons Be Banned on College Campuses? No, Students Deserve Protection,
Denver Post (November 4, 2012), http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21908697/.

District of Columbia v. Heller, Oyez Project, http://www.oyez.org/cases/2000-2009/2007/2007_07_290.

Hoover, Tim, “Theater Shootings Don’t Push Coloradans to Support Stricter Gun Laws,” Denver Post (September 17, 2012), http://www.denverpost.com/politics/ci_21559303.

Jones, Jeffrey M., “Record-Low 26% in U.S. Favor Handgun Ban,” Gallup Politics (October 26, 2011),
http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/record-low-favor-handgun-ban.aspx.

Kopel, Dave, Campus Carry at CU, Independence Institute Audio (November 19, 2012),
http://audio.ivoices.org/mp3/iipodcast582.mp3.

Liston, Dan, “Should Concealed Weapons Be Banned on College Campuses? Yes, Guns Are a Threat to Learning,”
Denver Post (November 4, 2012), http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21908698/.

Whaley, Monte, “Colorado Supreme Court Affirms that CU Students with Permits Can Carry Concealed Guns on Campus,”
Denver Post (March  5, 2012), http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_20104814.

Tabor

Atkins, Chris, An Analysis of Misleading Attacks on Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights
(Washington, DC: The Tax Foundation , March 25, 2005), http://taxfoundation.org/article/analysis-misleading-attacks-colorados-taxpayer-bill-rights.

Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecast, Colorado Legislative Council Staff Economics Section (September 20, 2012), http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=
MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1251822046468&ssbinary=true
.

Hollenbeck, Todd, TABOR: What Was Said vs. What Really Happened (Golden: Independence Institute, October 2008)
http://i2i.org/articles/IP_8_2008.pdf.

Johnson, Kirk, “Colorado Lawsuit Challenges Wisdom of Ballot Box,” The New York Times (January 31, 2012),
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/us/legal-challenge-to-colorados-tabor-amendment.html?pagewanted=all.

Laugesen, Wayne, “Our View: TABOR Is a Colorado Asset,” Colorado Springs Gazette (October 30, 2012),
http://www.gazette.com/articles/critics-146630-poll-20th.html.

Lav, Iris J., and Erica Williams, A Formula for Decline: Lesosns from Colorado for States Considering TABOR
(Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, March 25, 2010), http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=753.

Looking Forward: Colorado’s Fiscal Prospects Amid a Financial Crisis
(Denver: Bell Policy Center, 2009),
http://bellpolicy.org/sites/default/files/LookingForwardJuly2009.pdf.

Tabor: A Proven Failure, National Education Association, http://www.nea.org/home/18093.htm.

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