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Great Education Colorado (formerly called Colorado Protectors of Public Schools), is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of public school supporters, which advocates for adequate funding for K-12 education in Colorado. The organization's main focus is on informing public school supporters about critical issues in school funding through its web-site, newsletters, and events. Great Education Colorado, launched in 2005, also works with its supporters to empower them to be vocal advocates for Colorado's public schools. Phone: (303) 722-5901. For more information visit www.greateducation.org.

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JCEA News

Let Them Eat Cake – Board Majority’s Agenda on Display at Tea Party Sponsored Education Event
“The Lord would be pleased with the changes locally and nationally” is how the preacher ended his prayer at Monday evening’s Tea Party meeting about education. About one hundred people braved the snow and icy roads to attend the event at the Barn in Evergreen, prompting Ed Sullivan, President of the Evergreen Tea Party and emcee for the evening to declare that “[Y]ou're not too old, George Washington would have loved to have you in his army”. The average age in the room was about sixty-eight and one person traveled all the way from Grand Junction to soak in the wit and wisdom of the evening’s guest speakers.

Another Night at the Circus – This Time with Guns, Sprinklers, and Acts of Civil Disobedience
Yellow police tape was again used by the Board Majority to keep people off of the grass at last night’s moderately attended Board of Education meeting. There was also a new district security guard with a terse attitude and a gun tucked in the waistband behind his back. On the agenda were two charter school applications, a discussion about McMinimee’s goals, and some changes to district policies that govern committee structures which included the new curriculum review committee. While charter school expansion was expected to be the hot topic of the evening, it was the newly formed JeffCo Students for Change, an organization comprised of students from almost every high school, which made headlines from last night’s meeting.

JeffCo students interrupt school board meeting