The Denver school board election has grown more contentious in its waning days, with accusations flying about the influence of outside money and attempts to tie candidates who back the district’s agenda to unpopular Republicans. Although past Denver school board races have been marked by rancor, observers and participants alike agree that the tone this year is different — closer in tenor to the heated 2015 Jeffco school board recall and this year’s divisive Douglas County school board race.
A candidate in the Denver school board race is decrying a recently distributed mailer that shows her face alongside those of President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and reads “We have to keep their agenda out of Denver.” Angela Cobián, the 28-year-old daughter of Mexican immigrants who spent two years teaching English language learners in Denver, says she felt “genuine shock” at the sight of the mailer, which was produced by a teachers union-funded independent...
Cristal Delgado was “almost hypnotized” by the new state assessment on her computer screen. Taking the test online instead of putting pencil to paper helped the 11th-grader focus and felt natural for a digital native who likes to read on her phone. The test had fewer questions than the ones she grew up with, but with more in-depth problems that made her think, she said. Across the same computer lab at Sheridan High School, southwest of Denver, Luis Holguin was growing frustrated.
“If the public is going to put up tax dollars to incentivize Amazon to come here, isn’t that in the public interest?” - @jaroberts1908. Other cities are being forthcoming, but not Denver. https://t.co/u36fA1ZltE
@mmazenko@YeseniaRobles Does it? Any proof that would be better than specific days? It depends on how it plays out and whether schools make sure families that need more support get it. Is an open invite on Back to School Night going to accomplish that?
@mmazenko@YeseniaRobles That sounds good, but would conferences happen without specific days set aside? And wouldn't super-involved parents of students doing just fine be the ones to seek (actually, demand) the time? Don't have the answers, but equity is a concern here.
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