“It’s Working” Campaign to Highlight Benefits of School Reforms in Douglas County

August 21, 2013

The state’s largest free-market organization, Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Colorado, today launched a multi-faceted education campaign effort aimed at keeping Douglas County Public Schools moving forward with ongoing reforms. This comes in response to efforts by teacher unions and other left-wing special interests to reverse years of progress in the district.

AFP Foundation-CO will launch the effort with a series of television ads — follow this link to see the first of them — that will begin airing today. “Douglas County School District is leading by example, proving that choice, higher standards and merit pay for teachers does improve the quality of education for students,” said AFP Foundation-CO State Director Dustin Zvonek. “Anybody who questions whether these innovative reforms can actually strengthen our education system needs to look no further than Douglas County, where it’s working”.

While those hoping to rollback such innovations are desperately trying to paint these and other positive changes as something counterproductive and controversial, the district by all measures is not just healthy but thriving thanks to a pro-reform school board. “Reform has brought real benefits to Douglas County and it’s important that all citizens know that in Douglas County education reform is working”, concluded Zvonek.

Please direct all media inquiries to AFP Foundation-CO State Director Dustin Zvonek at 72 0-219-1451.

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