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Dysfunctional: not functioning properly : marked by impaired or abnormal functioning. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Members of the dysfunctional Denver school board despise that governing body being called dysfunctional, repeatedly and emphatically denying that it is what it so plainly is. Late in
(Featured in photo on home page: Dorian Warren, an East High School parent, protested Monday, April 17, outside Denver Public Schools headquarters, 1860 Lincoln St., to call for the resignation of the school board. By Jason Gonzales/Chalkbeat Colorado) Public opinion
Poll should prompt behavior change from DPS board, especially Anderson; 9% support his re-election; 39% want all members to resign.
April 24, 2023 It’s not surprising that a new bipartisan poll found that the Denver school board is deeply unpopular, given the board’s collective inability to focus on what matters most at any given moment. Poll respondents skewed older, whiter, and more
Photo: Hart Van Denburg/CPR News Author’s note: I offer these thoughts with the caveat that I am a 66-year-old white man, with many blind spots and a set of life experiences very different from those of people more directly affected by
Thursday night’s Denver school board meeting was even more fascinating than usual, for several reasons. I will start out with two positive observations, since I often focus on areas for improvement. First, board members seem to be accepting the reality