Editorial: Denver teachers union blocking reform again?
posted by: Guest Blogger
We have little doubt that 2008 legislation detailing how Colorado schools could gain autonomy and create innovative programs was meant to cover new schools.
Yet, that’s what the Denver teachers union seems to be arguing, as it has objected to so-called innovation status for three new public schools in northeast Denver.
The irony is that the union didn’t have these concerns about new schools gaining similar status when their proposals to be freed of rules were up for approval on two previous occasions. The hypocrisy is not only unattractive, it also undermines their argument.
The issue arose last week as Denver Public Schools asked the State Board of Education for permission to opt out of certain state statutes and regulations for three schools.
The Denver Classroom Teachers Association opposed innovation status for Noel Arts School, Denver Center for International Studies at Ford, and Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello.
The 2008 legislation was intended to allow innovation schools to have
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