Douglas County School District

Letter to the editor: Stand up to privatization of schools

Posted 9/30/14

I just received an email from Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen in regard to the READ Act and the Innovation Waiver Resolution that the board of education passed last week, indicating that "DCSD has been working to find a way to support schools who would like to return to quality accountability systems for their students," meaning a way out of certain standardized tests.

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Douglas County School District

Letter to the editor: Stand up to privatization of schools

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I just received an email from Douglas County School District Superintendent Elizabeth Fagen in regard to the READ Act and the Innovation Waiver Resolution that the board of education passed last week, indicating that "DCSD has been working to find a way to support schools who would like to return to quality accountability systems for their students," meaning a way out of certain standardized tests.

If you dig deeper, you will find that the Colorado Innovation Statute and the board of education resolution were taken straight from the American Legislative Exchange Council. Dr. Fagen and the board would like for us all to think that they are coming up with their experimental reforms all on their own, but nothing could be further from the truth. They are simply puppets for the ALEC and the Friedman Foundation.

The Innovation Waiver Resolution could be the final nail in the coffin of DCSD public schools if we allow it. Do some research and do your part to stop the latest push to privatize our schools.

Kathleen Boyer

Highlands Ranch

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