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I am writing in response to Dave Usecheck's letter to the editor published March 27, titled "Survey needs to reach parents, non-parents."
There is a reason that businesses require a user code from a sales receipt in order to complete a customer satisfaction survey. Someone who doesn't have direct shopping experience at Walgreen's (for example), cannot provide useful feedback to the store, no matter how many times they drive by.
Likewise, parents have direct experience with and knowledge of their children's schools and, if they are involved enough, district policies that the rest of the community does not, no matter how many children knock on their doors selling magazines.
If our school district wants to see how paid advertising can affect the public's perception of the district, they got that in the last election. If they want to see how their policies and actions are truly affecting students, they must ask the parents, and the parents alone.
That said, Mr. Usecheck should be glad to hear that parents who have found the district "reforms" harmful to their children, HAVE recently found some common ground with BoE supporters. After the School Board voted 6-1 to drastically reduce public comments at board meetings, some of their most outspoken supporters are agreeing that this silencing of the public is wrong.
I hope that this small piece of common ground can help end the heated rhetoric and name-calling, and provide a foundation upon which to discuss differences of opinion respectfully. Connie DavisonHighlands Ranch
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