Colorado: Education and the free market

Richard Vidal considers himself lucky for having won a scholarship that got him out of his public school and over to a Morrison-based private school that provided him with the educational foundation needed to move on to college.

Vidal, speaking in Denver yesterday at an Alliance for Choice in Education luncheon with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, spoke of how he is about to graduate from Colorado School of Mines this year with a degree in mechanical engineering. Vidal humbly climbed from low-income roots in a public school where he saw drugs and fights, to excelling at Silver State Christian School where he developed the foundation needed to move on to the School of Mines.

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