(Pesky meddling citizens, who needs 'em? – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
The new Jefferson County School Board Secretary, John Newkirk, would really rather not be bothered with those boring public comment sessions. I mean, who really wants to hear from all of those parents, students, and teachers?
Much easier if we just go to a Douglas County style system, break the union, teach creationism and whatever other curriculum is approved by the Tea Party, and leave it at that. No need for long, boring, meetings where the public gets to weigh in on policies, and maybe (gasp!) influence them.
At last Saturday's school board meeting, Mr. Newkirk made the following comments, which were immediately transformed into a Facebook meme:
Past blog posts on Jefferson County School Board Watch (non Facebook version)
Jefferson County parents, students, teachers, and staff are still fighting to keep the excellent school district they have created. The fight continues.