Thomas Jefferson created public education because he knew that a democracy cannot thrive and survive without an educated citizenry. I have always been proud of the fact that America is not only the first country to have public education, but also, the first to require attendance.
The current DPS Board of Directors has eroded the right of students to a free, appropriate public education by replacing neighborhood, walk-to schools with charter schools which are frequently managed by private, for profit corporations.
I believe that every student CAN learn and every child deserves equal access and a fair opportunity to maximize their potential in a well rounded, rigorous, safe learning environment. We must STOP the inequitable utilization of our taxpayer dollars.