About Us2018-03-06T20:21:38+00:00

Conservatives leading the charge for better schools in Colorado

We are an organization of conservatives working together to improve education in Colorado.

The touchstone of our education system should be choice; no one system of schooling should have a monopoly over opportunity.  Parents should have the ability to send their kids to the school that will help their children thrive, regardless of type—public, private, charter, traditional, magnet, virtual, or home school.

ReadyCO believes that the education system needs to focus more attention on the needs of students and families; and less on the needs of the system itself.  Schools, districts, and the state should be more accountable to parents and taxpayers.

Meet Luke

Luke Ragland

President

Luke is the President of ReadyCO. Prior to joining ReadyCO, he served as Vice President of Policy at Colorado Succeeds, a coalition of business leaders focused on improving the state’s education system. Luke led the organization’s legislative, judicial, and policy strategies. He played a key role in developing and passing policies that increased school choice, protected taxpayer accountability, and defended tenure reforms.

Previously, Luke practiced complex commercial litigation at a law firm in Denver. He also spent time working in the White House, where he authored political briefs for President Bush and other cabinet-level officials. Luke coordinated political and official events for the President to help elect Republican candidates across the country

He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Political Science and studied law at the University of Colorado Law School. In 2016, the Commissioner of Education appointed Luke to serve on the board of the Colorado Charter School Institute, a statewide charter school authorizer.

Luke is a fourth-generation Coloradan who grew up working for his family’s logging company in rural southwestern Colorado. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and daughter.

Meet Craig

Craig Hulse

Vice President

Craig is the Vice President of ReadyCO. Prior to joining ReadyCO, he served as the Public Affairs Manager for Uber Technologies primarily focusing on legislative issues and autonomous vehicle technology. He played a key role in developing and passing policies that made Uber’s business model legal in various western states, updated states’ employment law, or modernized their autonomous vehicle statutes.

Previously, Craig has over a decade of government affairs experience working at the local, state and federal levels of government. He has worked as Chief of Staff to the Nevada Speaker and spent time as a staffer in a Governor’s office, Congressional office, and for the nation’s 50th largest school district.

During his time as Chief of Staff in the Nevada Assembly, Hulse helped usher in a historic set of education reforms including universal education savings accounts, tax credit scholarships for private schools, creation of an achievement school district, and exempting additional education spending from collective bargaining.