Late last night we learned from a follower of our blog that Support Jeffco Kids, a pro-Jeffco Schools organization, was asked to present their views on the current Board to the Devinny Elementary PTA. Apparently around 60-75 people showed up, including parents from other nearby elementary schools… and a couple of unexpected guests, both with video cameras.
One video taper our reader did not know, but the other one she did – Laura Boggs, the former JeffCo Board Member.
If you are not familiar with Ms. Boggs, she is a school board member who was such a loose cannon that the previous Board voted twice to censure her for her antics, once for telling the superintendent she would “tear this district apart” and jeopardize a district grant and once for agreeing on the air with a talk radio host that Cindy Stevenson “should be shot”.
The only things she was consistent about was expressing how terrible the District and American education was, twisting the truth and budget numbers to suit her agenda, and acting as though rules applied to everyone else but not to her. For the full details, you can click here and here. Many people see WNW as following in Boggs’ footsteps and there have been reports that she has been seen meeting with Witt on more than one occasion.
Last night, Boggs’ was a bit more subdued than she is normally, only interrupting the speaker twice, but perhaps that was because the first time she interrupted another member of the audience interrupted her, pointing out the Q&A was supposed to be at the end of the presentation. This apparently kept her quiet through most of the rest of the meeting.
Why was she there, is the real question. She has no children attending Devinny. She is not a teacher there. So why did she show up…with a video camera?
She was there for two reasons. 1) To intimidate and 2) To take the video of Support Jeffco Kids’ presentation so that she and supporters of this board can take the video, twist and distort its contents and lie about what the board’s opposition and SJK is saying.
WNW does its best to shut down, intimidate, and limit opposing views. For evidence of that, just look at how they handled the different groups speaking for and against the $3.7 million they are giving the charter schools (see the Transparency JeffCo Video example). In our opinion, this was more of the same.
Why do they do this? Because they know in the end, the only way they can win is by suppressing those who oppose them. When the public is presented with both sides of the argument equally, they lose.
So, show up! Show them that they cannot and will not silence your voice, block your ears, or do their dirty work unseen.
May 1st, Bear Creek High School, 5:30 p.m. Be there!
P.S. Boggs is now running against Jane Goff for the State Board of Education seat from Congressional District 7 (Ed Perlmutter’s District). Boggs is now trying to bring to the entire state the same terrifying nonsense she brought to just JeffCo.