After months of watching the small actions of big talking Presidents, Governors, Members of Congress, and Legislators, the determination and moxy of the school board down in Douglas County is more than just refreshing — the work of the Douglas County School Board is plain awesome!

Would that we had more politicians with the courage of conviction like the 7 heroes who make up the Douglas County School Board.
We've spent a lot of time describing the struggle that Douglas County is in with the face of evil — aka the ACLU.
This week, George Will jumped on the story, giving it the national attention of one of the country's most read commentators. 
Will rightfully blasted liberals for their hypocrisy on a demand for privacy and personal control when it comes to abortion, but not when it comes to parents' rights when determining the education of their own children.
He points to Colorado's own Supreme Court for his reason for suspecting a higher court judge will overrrule the anti-choice decision by Justice Martinez, who granted an injunction in the case:

In 1925, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right of parents “to direct the . . . education of children under their control.” This might seem to be a facet of the privacy right so dear to liberals (see above: abortion). Be that as it may, Douglas County’s 500 scholarships empower parents to exercise the right the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed. And the right Colorado’s Supreme Court affirmed two years later: In 1927, it upheld the “right of parents to have their children taught where, when, how, what and by whom they may judge best.”

The battle that is being fought in DougCo is far larger than the details of just their voucher program. It is a battle over whether government becomes a partner in education reform or a stumbling block on the road to better schools. 

With three seats up on the DougCo school board in November, the school parents and voters of Douglas County will have an opportunity to put their stamp of approval on the nationally-watched campaign for school choice. 

Ultimately what matters in this battle is not the decision of one justice or one court, but what the citizens who elect school boards think. We expect this November's election will take on an out-sized profile like the court case has. 

For all those big talking elected officials trying to summon courage to implement big reforms at other levels of government, they don't need to look any further than 7 school board members in Douglas County.