6th 2008
About Eddie

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I’m five years old. My parents say they’re planning for a bright future. So I stay busy keeping an eye on the world of education in Colorado. I watch legislators, state officials, school boards, administrators, principals, teachers, and other people and groups that have an impact on public education here.

I’m too young to write, so I have the staff of the Independence Institute’s Education Policy Center help me post on the blog and keep it running.

All Colorado parents should know about the wonderful tool they have at School Choice for Kids to help them find the school that best suits their child.


13 Responses to “About Eddie”

  1. Ed is Watching » Opportunity of New School Choice Program Keeps Georgia on My Mind on 14 May 2008 at 2:38 pm #

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  2. Cameron Quinn on 06 Jan 2010 at 12:58 pm #

    Dear Eddie,

    I see you work with homeschoolers. We have bilingual guitar instructional DVDs and Books for the Christian Marketplace. Would you be interested in reviewing one of our products or joining our affiliate program?

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  4. Sally Friedman on 04 Jul 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Dear Ed:

    I enjoy reading your blog, and was wondering if you would like to do a link exchange. My book blog’s url is Every week, I make a nonfiction book recommendation in the topic areas of education, history, technology, biography and/or humor. I have already put up your link. Please reply if you would like to do a link exchange. Thank you.


    Sally Friedman

  5. Sally A. Friedman on 14 Aug 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Dear Ed:

    I am pleased to announce that my book: “The Education and Deconstruction of Mr. Bloomberg, How the Mayor’s Education and Real Estate Development Policies Affected New Yorkers 2002-2009 Inclusive” is available at both and, on the Kindle, on other e-books and in book form.

    Here is a link to Amazon:

    Please visit my book blog at (See “Bonus Post”) and to read excerpts. Thank you.


    Sally A. Friedman

  6. Jonathan Grant on 31 Aug 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Good Morning,
    I want to introduce you to the newly-published Chain Gang Elementary, a unique look at the dynamics of dysfunction at a fictional suburban grade school. To put it bluntly, Chain Gang Elementary is a tale of war between a PTA president and a grade-school principal, with casualties. And jokes. Think of it as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest for public education. It’s funny. It’s not so funny. You could actually use it as a textbook on how NOT to conduct parent-administrator relationships. I hope, after giving it a look, you’ll want to run a review or post about it.
    I’m an Atlanta writer, and while it may seem that the novel’s plot has been ripped from today’s headlines–PTA embezzlement, testing scandals, immigration/diversity issues, and cultural war—this book has been many years in the making.
    For your information, I’ve included links to a news release and author Q&A on the book’s website: (Q&A) or (News Release). While you’re there, check out the Chain Gang Blog, my Darwin Awards-like take on crime, education, public policy, and whatever else I find weirdly fascinating.
    Please let me know if there’s anything else you need. Review copies are available; simple email your request to stating the organization you represent. I am also available for interview. Send an email or give me a call at (770) 492-9855 to set it up.
    Thank you very much for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Jonathan Grant
    Chain Gang Elementary
    (770) 492-9855

  7. Alysia Dupuy on 03 May 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Hey Eddie,

    My name is Aly, and I currently work as a student-intern with FindTheBest, alongside my studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am very impressed by the amount of useful resources your blog provides on news, policy, and reform in the education sphere.

    Because of the wonderful array of information your site already imparts, I would like to bring to your attention a powerful new tool for parents looking in to the public and private school systems (for their kids like you!), which I believe would greatly benefit your readers. FindTheBest receives over 8 million unique visitors per month and the public and private school comparisons allow users to filter institutions based on location, grade levels, teacher to student ratio, and much more. All of these comparisons are objectively generated with data compiled from the U.S. Department of Education, to ensure accuracy, and individual program fact and figures can be compared side-by-side. I have included links to these two comparisons below.

    Compare Public Schools:

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    I would love to get these free tools out to your parent readers, as I know they will be a great source of information for them when looking for an unbiased data source about schools in their area.

    Check them out and let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you.



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  8. Sean Black on 09 Mar 2014 at 3:15 pm #


    If Ben DeGrow is to who you listen regarding education policy, I suggest you get some new friends. The only thing Ben and his friends at the Independence Institute want to do public schools in Colorado is to destroy them and replace them with schools run by for-profit private corporations. Their wish would guarantee the United States become a land of economic apartheid where the rich have most everything, and the rest have little.


    Sean Black, M. A., Ed. S.

  9. Eddie on 10 Mar 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    Mr. Black, M.A., Ed. S.,

    Were mind-reading courses included in one of your degree programs? You seem really adept at knowing what motivates people at the Independence Institute. Do you have evidence for this telepathic assertion? If you want to go on the blog and join the debate about what policies might do, you are more than welcome to do so. Thanks!

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  11. Frank White on 12 Nov 2014 at 8:05 am #

    Hey Eddie,

    I agree with Mr. Sean Black: this Ben DeGrow guy sounds like a obtuse blowhard and a real sleazy dirtbag.

    The Independence Institute appears to be filled with neo-fascist types that HATE democracy and any attempts to make the planet a better place.

    Oh, and they also are going to have knee problems in the years ahead, because DeGrow and these other guys are always bowing and scraping whenever a very, very rich person comes near them.

    As Sean so accurately pointed out, the people you so obsequiously worship and orally service, if left unstopped, “would guarantee the United States become a land of economic apartheid where the rich have most everything, and the rest have little.”

    Are you a grinning shill? A little person who likes that status? A servant mentality? Are you Eddie? Do you want to grow up, bowing and scraping like “a good little boy” or do you want to show some self respect and solidarity with others like you.

    Don’t let yourself be bought for so very little. You’re better than that, despite the fact that your blog conveys the opposite impression, in the shameless and egregious way imaginable.

  12. Eddie on 14 Nov 2014 at 11:44 am #

    That is quite a comment, Frank. I stand fully convinced of your reasonable perspectives, unbiased opinions, and totally apolitical agenda.

    I was especially impressed by the complete absence of evidence for your accusations. But who needs reality when we can use politically charged fulmination, right?

  13. Ed is Watching » Independence Institute “Indoctrinates” School Board Candidates with Helpful Policy Information on 11 Sep 2015 at 11:08 am #

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