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About letters to the editor: Election 2017 edition

Colorado Community Media welcomes letters to the editor. Please keep in mind the following rules: Due to a high volume of letters on … more

Letter: Local film industry still has ways to go

I'm afraid letter writer Brian Olson has pretty well nailed it with regard to the prospects for big-time film and other media production in Colorado ("What's the Incentive", Aug. 25, 2017 issue). … 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: Let's reward extra effort

A recent article in this publication implied that Superintendent Erin Kane is supporting pay-for-performance because it's associated with rewarding teacher effort when she says, "We want to talk to … more

Letter to the editor: Here's a vote for choice

There are currently 15 highly successful public charter schools in Douglas County with five new charters approved in the last two years. This is a good thing if you love school choice and want the … more

Letter to the editor: Just a handy slogan

The new school board has just decided that a monopoly education system controlled by them is the best for all students, ignoring any differences or desires for alternate educational paths that … more

Letter: School board should keep discussion open

The Elevate slate says they'll stop dissension on the school board. From 2013 to 2015, there was no dissension. The board went into executive session, then came out and voted unanimously. The … more

Letter to the Editor: Biblically speaking

I read with interest the Sept. 7 article by Jessica Gibbs on The State of the Bible in 2017. It is of course no surprise that most people who read the Bible are older. Many youth (not all) today and … more

Letter to the editor: Where will union fit in?

Two weeks before the recent school board election, there was a story in this paper about a national teachers' union donating $300,000 to the campaigns of the CommUNITY candidates, who eventually … more

Roundup of this week's letters to the editor on the Douglas County School Board races

Vote for choice Every family has a worldview as does every teacher. One's worldview is the basis for one's answers to the ultimate questions: "Where did I come from?" "Why am I here?" and "What is … 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 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: 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
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