Letter to the editor: Smelling a rat around recall

Posted 2/24/21

Smelling a rat around recall Why do I think there is a back story to the Feb. 11 story of a recall process initiated to target four DCSD school board directors? A group claims it is seeking to oust …

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Letter to the editor: Smelling a rat around recall

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Smelling a rat around recall

Why do I think there is a back story to the Feb. 11 story of a recall process initiated to target four DCSD school board directors? A group claims it is seeking to oust these school directors for showing a lack of leadership, and the leader of this group has publicly pledged $100,000 of his own money to the cause. This paper reported this leader has already selected the people he would endorse to replace the current directors.

What makes me believe there is a back story comes from the history of a decade ago when the voters in DougCo ousted several “reformers” on the board of school directors who were going to provide vouchers to students to attend non-public schools. Thankfully, the group called Taxpayers for Public Education realized what was happening, and when educated to what was at stake, the voters said “No!” Could it be that these so-called “reformers” are sneaking back into the school district and trying to once again stack the board of directors with people who want to weaken the public schools? Before anyone signs this recall petition, they need to know what this is really all about! I suspect there’s more to this story than a purported lack of leadership. As patriot Patrick Henry proclaimed, “I smell a rat!”

Rick Johnson

Castle Rock

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