Monthly Archives: August 2015

Jon Taffer and Education Reform

My husband occasionally watches Jon Taffer’s Bar Rescue on Spike TV.  It’s kind of sucked me in, too, but I often find myself watching the show and thinking about education reform.  Yes, I think about school pretty much all the … Continue reading

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Election 2015

I was asked by John Ford to give the closing speech at the all-member meeting of JCEA last Friday.  I spoke on the heels of other compelling speakers who had pointed out the absolutely vital importance of getting a pro-public … Continue reading

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Don’t Tread On…Anyone

I’ve been reading about teacher shortages from North Carolina to San Francisco, from Indiana to Arizona.  Yesterday, I heard an Ad Council advertisement on an indy rock station imploring young people to become teachers.  CEA president Kerrie Dallman pointed out … Continue reading

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To Ratify or Not to Ratify

For the second year in a row, Jeffco teachers are returning to work without knowing what they will be paid.  In fact, we are returning to work without certain knowledge of our work conditions at all.  If you have kids … Continue reading

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What’s It All About? KIDS!

We’re gearing up for a really important election in Jefferson County this November.  Hopefully no one will challenge the 37,000 recall signatures per school board member that Jeffco United for Action gathered.  It would be a frivolous challenge that would … Continue reading

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