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Vandals

The DPS strike won't start today - but teachers are all wearing red in solidarity today. Vandals have struck the Capitol in Denver. More details will emerge this week - but it seems like a strange story. The government is reopened until February 15th. Let's see what this week brings?

January 28th, 2019|The Flare|

Clown Car Disaster Circus

Last night got out of control at the Douglas County School Board meeting. Not only did the Board have a man physically removed from the meeting by law enforcement, their live feed somehow magically dropped as soon as public comment started - and the Board even enforced their rules inconsistently. It was a complete clown car disaster circus. Denver Public

January 25th, 2019|The Flare|

Misdoxx

A Douglas County Middle School teacher is on leave after attempting to doxx (publish the name and personal info of) one of the students from the viral controversy. The only thing is - she got the wrong child. Then she refused to take it down even after her mistake was pointed out. This opened up the child,

January 24th, 2019|The Flare|

We don’t need no education?

Well, DPS teachers voted to strike. The question now is if Jared Polis will intervene - and Kyle Clark reminds us of Polis' sometimes rocky relationship with teacher's unions. Speaking of education - Boulder County School District has denied the charter application for Ascent Classical Academy charter school. Bad news. Congratulations to Tyler Sandberg on his new

January 23rd, 2019|The Flare|

Alpha move, Susana

Dayum - talk about a flex move: DPS Superintendent says she's hoping to get government workers on furlough from the shutdown to substitute if the teachers strike - and she's going to pay them twice the normal sub rate. Colorado Peak Politics noticed a striking difference in the tone and content between the tweets from Democrat

January 22nd, 2019|The Flare|

Hijack

If you didn't see this one last week . . . Check it out. Democrats (and more specifically, Sen. Mike Foote) tried to hijack a bill that had unanimous support by both parties to ensure the passage of another piece of legislation that's more controversial. Holding widely-supported legislation hostage for your agenda is not the way to

January 21st, 2019|The Flare|

Safe… for now

Well, good news yesterday! The Title Board voted unanimously not to accept the language of the TABOR repeal. They said it didn't fit under Colorado's rule that an initiative all fit under a single subject. Michael Hancock is running for reelection and he's already topped $1m.  One teacher speaks out about why she won't join the

January 17th, 2019|The Flare|

Vote

The Colorado legislature is considering entering us into the National Popular Vote pact - Mario Nicolais tells us why he thinks that's a bad idea. Why are some proposed charter schools getting so much resistance? Three of the people who protested family separation by lying in the middle of the street have been convicted of

January 14th, 2019|The Flare|

Strike?

Well, if you skipped it - Polis' first State of the State was yesterday. He laid out a lot of expensive goals. We'll see what kinds of mechanisms they try to use to pay for it. What's going on in DPS? We're hearing they could be headed to a teacher strike. This piece is from a

January 11th, 2019|The Flare|

State of the State

Today Jared Polis will give his first State of the State address today. We'll be watching. Word on the street is that Ken Buck will run for GOP state chair.  Jared Polis names more cabinet members. 

January 10th, 2019|The Flare|