Though the creators of the false charter coalition page remain anonymous, the page appears to be supported by well-known political activists opposed to the Douglas County Board of Education’s conservative majority.
“It would be easier and more politically expedient, if I just voted no on this bill. But I can’t do that because our public education system is broken.” — Democrat Senator Dominick Moreno.
Proponents say since charter school students are public school students, and they should have equal access to money collected through property taxes.
Senate Bill 5 would ban Colorado’s public colleges from implementing certain time, space and content regulations.
I had two kids that went through public schools, but they went to two different schools. And they had totally different experiences. What we are trying to do, and what you are doing is empowering that choice. — Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Douglas County).
I hope one day to see a real change, a change that gives every student an equal opportunity to succeed regardless of financial status by opening the door to a high-quality education.
School districts have a responsibility to ensure that every student is taught by a great teacher — even when financial times are hard.
“It doesn’t do anything but show the NAACP is out of step with the rest of African Americans in this country who want a good quality education for their students and support charter schools.” — Terrance Carroll.
“They’re reading propaganda from the anti-charter folks. It doesn’t do anything but show the NAACP is out of step with the rest of African Americans in this country who want a good quality education for their students and support charter schools.”
“Yes it’s unpaid, and yes there is a lot of contentiousness that surrounds this seat, but it doesn’t have to be this way,” Peck said. “I think when you keep your eye on what’s best for the community, what’s best for teachers and kids, everything, all the naysaying and rancor just kind of fades away.”