IN THE PRESS

Who is buying your vote?

Denver voters’ mailboxes are being flooded with flyers paid for by a group named “Raising Colorado”. For example: If you try searching for information on “Raising Colorado”, you won’t find a meaningful website or Facebook page; they don’t have one. You will find a link to “TRACER – Committee Detail” – which is the Colorado […]

Backpack Full of Cash – Denver Screenings

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Our Denver, Our Schools Eve Cohen – Organizing Committee eve@cohen-porter.net facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ourdenverourschools/ twitter and instagram: @odosdenver “BACKPACK FULL OF CASH” DOCUMENTARY TO SCREEN AT SIE Film Center Wednesday, September 27, 2017 2510 East Colfax Avenue, Denver CO 80206 Doors open at 6:45pm, screening at 7pm, Q&A to follow (All tickets […]

Chalkbeat: How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver, where an innovative shuttle system has drawn Betsy DeVos’s praise

Not sure how DPS’s bus system is innovate, but here’s a closer look at the Success Express. How limited transportation undermines school choice — even in Denver, where an innovative shuttle system has drawn Betsy DeVos’s praise BY YESENIA ROBLES  –  MARCH 21, 2017 Six years after Denver Public Schools created an innovative bus shuttle system […]

Gaining Traction – DPSs new School Performance Compact

DPS has released a New School Performance Compact Guidelines Proposal. Denver Public Schools, it’s is allegiance to the Portfolio Management/Reform Ideology, misuses the word “Compact” in their attempt to get buy-in for school closures. It is not an agreement entered in by anyone but themselves. After much pressure from the parents of Gilpin Montessori students, […]

Greenlee Elementary On The Chopping Block

Greenlee is another school that DPS closed (“restarted”) just as it was finally getting the traction it needed to meet DPS’s erroneous standards. Of course, these “standards” don’t take into count the culture of the school, the wellbeing of the children or the culture turn-around. If the did, DPS couldn’t justify closing them, which is […]

In Education, All Is Politics

John Thompson argues against the scorched earth approach to educational politics, which I think can be applied to both sides. Reformers need to not see the communities they serve as enemies, but we too need to understand relational power. If we build each other up we create more power, rather than needing to compete for […]