Letters to the editor
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Letter to the Editor: Grade A confusion

Let me get this straight. My fourth grader, who attends the newly built Sierra Elementary School, is going to Oberon in sixth grade. Oberon Middle School, where my 8th grader currently attends, is … more

Letter to the Editor: Athens, Sparta, or worse?

Athens, Sparta, or worse? Will the proposed 4th of July military parade in D.C. reported today emulate those of the old Soviet Union and the present N. Korea with ranks of goose stepping soldiers, … more

Letter to the Editor: Tax cut truths

Knowing the truth about any issue is difficult there are typically two polar opposite portrayals. Even with an objective view of the tax cut plan, gauging its effects is hard. Thus, I don’t … more

Letter to the Editor: In need of more nice guys

Nice guys don’t finish last, though we may have been told otherwise in our youth. I am amazed that people think that sensitivity and workplace training will really help or are needed.If you … more

Letter to the Editor: Do people change?

The case of Roy Moore brings to our attention a much bigger problem and puzzle for humanity. Do people change? Repent? Are you the same person now you were 30 or 40 years ago? If we assume people do … more

Letter to the Editor: Arvada supports the DREAM

Recently Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, with the support of the Arvada City Council, signed his support for the DREAM Act on a letter to Senators Bennet and Gardner. The letter asked the Senators to … more

Letter to the Editor: Sixth grade shift explained in Jeffco

On Sept. 28 a reader wrote a letter to the editor and expressed concern about her child leaving Sierra Elementary for Oberon Middle as a sixth grader instead of seventh grader.Jeffco Public Schools … more

Letter to the Editor: Put brakes on FasTracks

Views of the test commuter train and partisan fighting over transportation spending have renewed interest in the FasTracks program.After 13 years of taxes without a choo-choo in sight, there’s … more

Letter to the Editor: Friendships over fines

Most Tuesdays I meet with my Arvada West High School (class of 64) buddies for lunch at Mi Tierra Restaurant in Olde Town Arvada. Tasty Mexican food and good conversation is enjoyed over several … more

Letter to the Editor: Jeffco gets less transparent for parents

Why, at their Jan. 11 meeting, did the Jeffco school board take it upon themselves to swiftly pass a consent agenda item making it more difficult for parents to know if their children’s … more

Letter to the Editor: Balancing board

Isn’t it time balance returned to the Jeffco school board? Don’t we need a couple of board members willing to ask what needs to happen to improve student achievement? I think yes, and … more

Letter to the Editor: Board change needed to improve

For anyone who did not know, the Jefferson County school board recently released CMAS state test results. I was happy to see some gains but shocked that 50 percent of third graders do not meet the … more

Letter to the Editor: A troubling question about school shootings

A troubling question about school shootings Has it occurred to anyone to ask; “Why are school shootings and violence occurring exclusively in Public Schools” and “Why is this mostly … more

Letter to the Editor: We need to defend civil rights

Recently three state legislators – Senator Lundberg(R), Senator Lambert(R), and Representative Rankin(R) – defunded the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD). In order to insure the CCRD … more

Letter to the Editor: About Alcorn and the need for education evolution

Michael Alcorn’s March 1 editorial on his thinking on the “Concept of Institutional Trust” was enjoyable but his conclusions of importance to parents and students in Drake Middle School’s … more

Letter to the Editor: The latest of all trains

As my wife recently said, sarcastically, “I see the tracks and the ( massive) parking garage in downtown Arvada, but where are the trains?” So are we in Arvada and Wheat Ridge doomed … more

Letter to the Editor: The Civil Rights Commission debate

What Coloradan would think that he would get a fair-shake, if he were brought before a panel dealing largely in thought-crimes (i.e. the Colorado Civil Rights Commission), which functions as a … more

Letter to the Editor: Don't be fooled again

Don’t be Fooled AgainThis fall voters will be asked to select a school board. Two years ago, all community members, teachers and students were misled into recalling three school board members. … more

Letter to the Editor: Jeffco candidates vague on vouchers

At the Sept. 14 Jefferson County School Board forum, there was much agreement across all candidates with respect to their support of many issues including school choice, transparency, student … more

Letter to the Editor: More support for charters

As a parent of a child who attends a public charter school in Jeffco, I was very disappointed in Rupert’s, Harmon’s and Mitchell’s response regarding public charters at candidate … more
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