Letters to the editor
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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

Letter to the editor: Voters got it right

I believe we have made the right choices in electing Anthony Graziano, Krista Holtzmann, Kevin Leung and Chris Schor to the Douglas County School Board. They will keep the students' and the teachers' … more

Letter to the editor: Strive for excellence

With the partisan rhetoric of the schoolboard elections behind us, it's time to ask, "will changes proposed by either side actually improve our schools?" While the new, anti-reform board will surely … more

Letter to the editor: Kudos to band

Congratulations to the Rock Canyon High School marching band for getting into the semifinals of the State Marching Band Competition at the Air Force Academy. Under the direction of the new band … more

Letter to the editor: Time to get to work

As the new school board of Douglas County takes office, it is time to put into action where they have complained for years about reform not working. Do they have a better plan? Do they have a plan to … more

Letter to the editor: Column was spot-on

Thank you, Craig Marshall Smith, for your recent column. It drives me crazy to see people with their pets off leash just walking around like they own the neighborhood. My favorite line that they … more

Letter to the editor: Make sure to vote

A longtime friend, former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, once said that putting one's name on a ballot is a deeply personal decision. I also think it's an incredible patriotic thing to do. Let's face it, … more

Roundup of this week's letters on the Douglas County School Board race

A crucial vote against reforms I moved to Douglas County 10 years ago when my sons were babies, specifically for the vibrant, beloved, top-ranked schools. I am a former teacher, charter and … more

Letter to the editor: When it comes to the environment, let's work to calm the storm

With almost two months left to go, the 2017 hurricane season is breaking records. The combined costs of Harvey, Irma and Maria are nearly $400 billion; almost 300 people in the region have lost their … 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: A very important article

My thanks to you and Alex Dewind for an excellent article about substance abuse in the U.S., along with local individual stories and recovery programs. The increase in heroin use, … more

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

These four are the way to go As someone who wants to ensure that DCSD's Board of Education is representative of all students and schools in our community, I'm voting for candidates who have … more

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 to the editor: Slate understands kids' needs

Teachers have one of the most difficult and important jobs in the world - educating the young minds of those who will shape America's future. I know this from my family legacy of teaching. As a young … more

Letter to the editor: Vote for unity, community

After eight years of failing reforms, outside interests continue to try to divide the residents of Douglas County. Grassroots candidates prevailed in 2015. This year, outside interests are funding … more

Letter to the editor: Time for change

I am a retired educator whose two children received a quality education in Bellevue, Nebraska.  I am concerned that my granddaughter will be offered less here. The high teacher turnover … more

Letter to the editor: Current direction reduces choice

According to the DCSD community survey, most of us think that charter schools add value to our district. However, over the past few years, Silverthorn, Geddes, Peck and Reynolds (board majority) have … more

Letter to the editor: Slate offers steady leadership

As a U.S. Army Veteran, I understand the importance of preparing the next generation of Americans to be successful, independent citizens. I also know firsthand about the importance of strong, stable … 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

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
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