April 29, 2010

"...to provide all students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to become contributing citizens in our society."

The title is part of the mission statement for Denver Public Schools.

I didn't get too riled up when there was Obama campaign material in the Department of Technical Services building of Denver Public Schools, right outside the CTO's office.  And I've ignored the fact that the district is a hostile work environment for just about anyone holding conservative beliefs.  It is, after all, an urban school district, and many of the people holding administrative and teaching positions are to the left of Bill Ayers.  It's just the nature of the beast.

But really, DPS?  You're really going to refuse to train your employees because you disagree with a law a state has passed?  Denver has a mayor whose restaurant employed an illegal alien cop-killer who had been stopped multiple times prior to the murder for traffic violations, and Denver is widely known as a sanctuary city thanks to its refusal to enforce immigration laws.  Do you really want conservatives boycotting Denver based on its refusal to deal with its illegal immigration issue?  Are illegal immigrants paying so much more in tax dollars, are illegal immigrants so much more culturally valuable than citizens, that it's worth it to the city of Denver to alienate middle America?  And WTFingF makes Denver Public Schools think it has the right to make a political statement of any sort? 

The best part of the stupidity is this:

A written statement released by the district this morning said DPS is forming a Citizens Advisory Committee to study the issue further.
  Pretty please, Denver Public Schools, could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to make your graduation rate go up from its current 76.9%?  Could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to make it less than a thousand dollars a month to insure a family, so that your employees don't have children dying of asthma because they're forced on to public assistance for their insurance?  Could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to puzzle out how to teach your administrators and teachers to deal with children in ways that don't involve duct tape?  Seriously, Denver Public Schools, could you form a Citizens Advisory Committee to educate the district about what does and does not help the district achieve its mission of educating children? 

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