Letters to the editor
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Letter to the editor: Charters are public schools too

The upcoming Douglas County School Board election is about two very different approaches to education. One group of candidates embraces the same tired old system, dominated by the teacher's union and … more

Letter: Slate is the right choice

In 2017, the usually ho-hum school board election is grabbing national attention. The Elevate Douglas County candidates Randy, Ryan, Debora and Grant are running to sustain educational excellence for … more

Letter: Does civil discourse still exist?

I was amused by the word you used in your recent headline to describe the actions by "constituents" at a town hall with Cory Gardner - "chided." No, it was more that the screamers stole his, and … more

Letter to the editor: Slate offers steady leadership

As a U.S. Army Veteran, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation of Americans to be successful, independent citizens. I also know firsthand about the importance of strong, stable … more

Letter: Fresh faces, ideas needed

We've all heard it a million times: politics has no place in education. Yet, politics is exactly what we've seen on the school board in recent years. Many of our board members have lost their focus … more

Letter: Act brings needed support

There are 244,000 people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease. As someone who has served in this role, I am proud to support the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training … more

Letter to the editor: Why waste money?

As various board community committees research various ways to infuse money into the school district's budget, how can some members of the present board consider spending up to six figures of tax … more

Letter: More of the same

Nothing quite admits the failure of an agenda than seeing those who previously supported it, distancing themselves from it right before an election.   Deb Scheffel publicly endorsed the … more

Letter: Setting the record straight

The Douglas County Federation is compelled to respond to misinformation shared by Directors Geddes and Peck at a recent board meeting. They stated DCF is opposed to performance-based pay or basing a … more

Letter: Vote for change in schools

In 2009, education reformers took over the Douglas County School Board. They have spent the last eight years conducting expensive, unproven experiments with our tax dollars. Year after year, they … more

Letter: Time to change course

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 … more

Letter: Don't make the wrong choice

Recently there is a trend in letters to the editor about the upcoming school board election that I assume are coordinated based on similar styles of wording.They follow a pattern; "if you are looking … more

Letter to the editor: A vote for students, teachers

I am a concerned citizen who has lived in Douglas County for almost two years. My husband and I moved to Douglas County from Arapahoe County. When we sold our home in Arapahoe County, our Realtor … more

Letter: We lost a special person

I'm writing to remember Carla Turner to the community. I met Carla in 2005, when she applied for the-then spanking-new Douglas County Youth Initiative. Carla's experience with a host of social … more

Letter to the editor: Elect board members who listen

Two of my grandchildren are enrolled in Douglas County elementary schools and I am concerned about the upcoming school board elections and the future of public education. Things that bother me: … more

Letter to the editor: Current direction reduces choice

According to the DCSD community survey, most of us think that charter schools add value to our district. However, over the past few years, Silverthorn, Geddes, Peck and Reynolds (board majority) have … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change

I am a retired educator whose two children received a quality education in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I am concerned that my granddaughter will be offered less here. The high teacher turnover … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for unity, community

After eight years of failing reforms, outside interests continue to try to divide the residents of Douglas County. Grassroots candidates prevailed in 2015. This year, outside interests are funding … more

Letter to the editor: Slate understands kids' needs

Teachers have one of the most difficult and important jobs in the world - educating the young minds of those who will shape America's future. I know this from my family legacy of teaching. As a young … more

Letter to the editor: Voters got it right

I believe we have made the right choices in electing Anthony Graziano, Krista Holtzmann, Kevin Leung and Chris Schor to the Douglas County School Board. They will keep the students' and the teachers' … more
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