Letter - No bridge over troubled waters

Posted 11/29/22

No bridge over troubled waters Let’s face it … the right-wing cabal behind the DCSD board majority is wreaking havoc on our community. Somehow, they have taken their election by only 25% of …

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Letter - No bridge over troubled waters

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Let’s face it … the right-wing cabal behind the DCSD board majority is wreaking havoc on our community.

Somehow, they have taken their election by only 25% of eligible voters, after their scorched earth campaign agenda that was set on a national level by none other than Steve Bannon, as a misinterpreted sign of community mandate.

The failure of two school funding measures on the Nov. 8 ballot is a significant blow to the credibility of the board majority. Although similar measures were passed in 15 other districts, votes against the measures came from conservatives who usually vote for lower taxes. The tipping point came from voters who distrust the board majority, people who have historically supported past funding measures.

It seems the board majority’s greatest skill is providing ammunition for those who show disdain. As reported by Community Media, on Nov. 13, DCSD Superintendent Kane was honored by the Colorado Parent Advocacy Network at its launch event. The event featured a panel comprised of well-known public figures who “lambasted critical race theory, teachers’ unions and diversity, equity and inclusion programs, supporting trans students and suggested schools were encouraging students to transition.”

That the event was attended and supported by three DCSD board majority members won’t be lost on their detractors and many others in the community. That the panel was comprised of representatives from political organizations financed by outsider influencers (all too well-known to DougCo residents) won’t allay distrust. Just the opposite, really.

The DCSD Board looks to be heading toward more troubled waters filled with minefields of opposition. We’ll see if the majority’s “26% mandate” keeps the hull intact. Acting out extremes in an echo chamber is pure treachery.

Lloyd Guthrie

Roxborough Park

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