9/22 Update – Student Protests Continue To Spread


(updated at 9/23 7:08 a.m. – Lakewood High School added to the list)
(updated at 6:49 p.m. – Chatfield High School added to the list)

The Denver Post is reporting that 100-200 Evergreen High School students walked out of their morning classes to deliver a letter protesting the proposed Curriculum Review Committee to Superintendent McMinimee at the Education Center in Golden. 

That is the third JeffCo high school to have some form of protest against the policies of the new Board majority, led by Ken Witt.  Julie Williams’s proposed Curriculum Review Committee, which would have an Orwellian censorship charter and power, has sparked students already disturbed by how Witt, Newkirk, and Williams have been treating their teachers.

Additionally, in a press release (14.9.22.CHS.Statement) Conifer High School teachers state that  Williams’s Committee proposal was the triggering event in the Conifer teacher ‘sick-out’ and the Conifer student protest last Friday.

The students at three four five other high schools have FaceBook pages organizing potential walk-outs tomorrow (Arvada West, Pomona, Ralston Valley, Chatfield, Lakewood).  Rumors are running around that other high school student bodies are also talking about some form of protest.

That would mean student protests at six seven eight of 17 of Jefferson County’s neighborhood high schools.

The students are making their voices heard.  Let’s make ours heard as well.

Keep Fighting, JeffCo!



9 thoughts on “9/22 Update – Student Protests Continue To Spread

  1. Keep on keeping on, Jeffco! People are starting to pay attention!

  2. I know that you are blogging live updates, but could you please try to use correct grammar and punctuation. Your criticism of Ms. Williams for her abhorrent grammar, spelling, and punctuation seems a bit like the pot calling the kettle black when almost every post that I have read on this site contains at least one error.

    To illustrate, I will explain the errors in this post. In the first paragraph, it should read “… Julie Williams’s proposed…” because the proposal belongs to one Julie Williams not to a multitude of Julie William. You have also added an errant “the” to the final sentence of this paragraph. The second paragraph is a run-on sentence with tense changes in the middle. The final paragraph should read “… Jefferson County’s …” because it is a possessive showing that the schools belong to the county.

    • Thank you for the corrections. You are right, we were blogging live and our normally careful editing was not done. We apologize, and once again throw ourselves on the mercy of the Grammar Court, poor repeat offender though we are! With tears, we confess that we will most likely be recidivists, and the court will undoubtedly see us again!

  3. The walk-out and protest today by EHS was AWESOME! Watch Channel 7 and Channel 9 News tonight…they were both there. WELL DONE EHS STUDENTS!!!

  4. Did you mean Jefferson COUNTY’S neighborhood schools?

  5. Yes, we are starting to pay attention to students being used as pawns by supporters of the previous school board. Everyone needs to be aware of the curriculum changes in APUSH from what most of us were taught twenty years ago. The changes have to be reviewed before our culture experiences generational misconceptions of how and why America was started, how we came to where we are now, and who gave all so we had that choice without a political spin to either direction. READ people. There’s a lot more to it than the titles of the blogs of these misled students and their parents.

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