A quick post this morning to follow up on last Friday's diary about how the School Board in Jefferson County, Colorado wanted to eliminate Advanced Placement US History.
All schools are open today. Teachers did not have a second "sick-out."
As Lucy Montrose pointed out in the comments to Friday's diary, the Denver Post's Politics Editor, Chuck Plunkett, swings a bit right. That said, the Post published an editorial on Friday at 1pm which, given the paper's slant, could be characterized as excoriating.
Whatever their purpose, the guidelines, if adopted, would give the impression that the board seeks a narrow, upbeat and even propagandistic curriculum instead of the broad and even-handed approach that is best.
The pursuit of a first-rate curriculum by the district is a worthy goal. If the board wants to appoint a committee to examine current offerings, so be it. But don't taint the process with language that hints at an ulterior and non-academic agenda.
That's about as good as we're going to get from the Post. If the Rocky Mountain News was still around, they would have slammed JeffCo.
Thank you all, again, for your comments, Facebook likes, and tweets. I'm told the diary made a quick appearance on the JeffCo Schools Facebook page before being removed.
Jefferson County includes seven house districts - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29. Wade Norris is running against a Tea Party candidate in HD 27. Janet Doyle is running against another Tea Party candidate in my own HD 25. Please support them.
Finally, as to recall efforts: The chances of a successful recall are always slim, especially when dealing with a school board. Although Colorado recently recalled two state senators, I don't think the board has implemented any policies that rise to the passion-level that comes with firearms regulation. I'm still ready to run in the next election, but only if I can displace a conservative candidate or replace a reasonable one who chooses to retire.