Recently Support Jeffco Kids wrote a blog post tiltled ‘Can Jeffco Schools Be Purchased Again?’ with an opening sentence of ‘What if we told you that Jeffco Schools could easily be purchased and slip back to the same situation we were in before Witt, Newkirk, and Williams were overwhelmingly recalled? ‘
But isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?
Didn’t national and local teachers unions provide more than $265,000 to Jeffco United, a nonprofit group that served as a catalyst for the 2015 Board recall and subsequently broke the law in the handling of that money?
Who gave to Jeffco United?
• National Education Association, $150,000
• Colorado Education Association, $113,500
• Jefferson County Education Association, $20,000
• All other individuals, $3,115
The truth is that ‘dark money’, as Support Jeffco Kids puts it, supports both sides, not just one side as the article leads one to believe.
However, I do find it interesting that a principal supporter of the ‘new’ Board, runs a blog post titled ‘Can Jeffco Schools Be Purchased Again?’ when it appears to me that a whole lot of purchasing occurred in 2015.