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Letter to the editor

Letter: Time to change course

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As a parent of two children enrolled in DCSD schools (a high school junior and a first-grader) I am thrilled to support grassroots candidates Anthony Graziano, Krista Holtzmann, Kevin Leung and Chris Schor. Those of you with school-aged children know just how critical this November's Board of Education election is. Look for your mail-in ballot this October.

If you have older kids who were educated in DCSD before 2010, you've seen the decimation the reformers have brought to our schools by pushing their deeply flawed, privately funded DeVos agenda, as well as the millions of dollars they've wasted adding failed systems and unnecessary administrative positions while cutting educational budgets and increasing parent-paid fees year after year.

As of this writing, none of the eligible incumbents are running for re-election, which is too bad as I was looking forward to asking them to defend their wasteful spending, dishonorable treatment of stakeholders and repeated refusal to act on their advisory committees' recommendations. There is, however, a slate of candidates who have the same backing, agenda and anti-public education goals who will continue these politically-driven courses of (in)action.

These are just a handful of the reasons I am giving my time, money, and support to Graziano, Holtzmann, Leung and Schor, who are focused on our kids, not politics. I hope you'll join me! 

Kristen Hirsch

Highlands Ranch

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