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Kristi/Steve Douglas
26:09
Would you agree that we need public banking throughout the U.S.
Sue Windels
41:35
How has charter school law changed from the original law passed in 1993?
Susie Hidalgo-Fahring (she/her/hers)
41:51
I see this happening with our nearby charter school. They recruit students from my high poverty bilingual school. When the student ends up struggling academically, the charter school will force the child out. When we get the students driven out, they are further behind then their peers and my colleagues and I have to build necessary supports and interventions to fill in the gaps.
Renee Lovato
44:36
Same in our district, Susie! Why isn't this being tracked yet? Why doesn't the state change the way charters are given per pupil funding??? Paying a year in arrears so the district can use that $ to support the students being pushed out of charter schools seems like a good start.
Evie Hudak
48:06
White Hat proposed several charter schools in Colorado, but I think we denied them
Evie Hudak
48:48
We have Imagine charters too
Jan Tanner
48:57
White Hat managed at least one school in Colo. Spgs.
Kevin Welner (he/him)
49:42
I think this is the NEPC report Donald mentioned:https://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/charter-revenue
Carolyn Bedingfield
49:48
In Colorado this year education Reenvisioned BOCES has 2 new brick and mortar classical “contract” schools that are being converted to charters without an application. Brick and mortar contract schools currently are not regulated in statute.
Nora Brown
50:16
Also see charters promising adequate resources, for example for special needs, and then when the families realize that is not the case, they have to move their student to a non-charter district school: after student count day of course.... Also, a financial hardship on the district is not a valid reason for the district to deny a charter application.
Allison Vail
50:39
how does a brick and mortar "contract school" differ from a charter school?
Evie Hudak
53:11
Colorado charter law had a requirement about innovation, but it was removed in the late 1990s
Margaret Bobb
53:18
Can anyone provide an update on a bill in the Colorado House? HB22-1294? This is the one that allows for charter school (networks) to become an administrative unit (Charter School Institute). The bill was introduced relatively late in the session and passed out of the House Education Committee on a unanimous vote. What does it mean to Denver if the bill is passed? Charter school networks, DSST and Strive and KIPP could petition to end their contract with DPS and become a separate Administrative Unit (each would need to show that they enroll 2,000 or more students).
Carolyn Bedingfield
53:36
They are a new thing that ERBOCES did the last 2 years. There are 4. They do not have the waivers that charters have or the charter school funding.
Kevin Welner (he/him)
59:35
The George Mason law school thing turned into a bit of an embarrassment. Antonin Scalia School of Law has a fun acronym (ASSoL).
Paula Noonan
01:00:08
Broad works in Colorado, and a former CEA president went through the Broad training
Su Ryden
01:06:41
How did you raise money for the longterm campaign in California? How much does it cost annually?
Edward Clyde Krug, Ph.D.
01:06:55
What is meant about "caps?"
Allison Vail
01:07:21
I don't know how the CO law has changed along the way. Please explain.
Mike DeGuire
01:07:33
Your last chapter describes six ways to "become pro-public". What specifically can be done to make this a reality in terms of how the public views the education system in Colorado?
Therese gilbert
01:11:59
In Greeley it is the opposite - charters are for predominately white and not FRL
Jackie Burhans
01:13:52
Legislation where the money follows they kid AFTER Oct count is probably necessary
Sally Augden
01:16:07
I would like to see someone research the total amount of money that goes to charters in Colorado. They are continually whining about how they don’t get as much money as traditional schools, but I don’t know that anyone has ever totaled the additional funds that have been allocated through many years. In addition, these schools should be required to share the amount of private funds each school gets.
Donald Cohen
01:19:40
Donald@inthepublicinterest.org
Donald Cohen
01:21:37
@Therese- can you send me those slides also?
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:22:44
Most charter schools in Denver received covid PPE funding PLUS the district funding. Everything you all are describing has been occurring in Denver for approximately 15 years.
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:23:04
Yes, Evie, Lots of inequities in Denver!
Mike DeGuire
01:23:10
Are there legislators in CO now who are committed to pushing for changes to require more transparency, and fairer fiscal regulations, and how can they be encouraged to push for change?
Therese gilbert
01:23:58
link to slides, but I don't have all your emails - so ask for access? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12s124y1VxwgMpe0UDIFlP4Zsk4LqUHM53aT67vpzNdQ/edit#slide=id.g121460069c3_0_131
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:23:58
Mike: Too many current CO legislators align with Reform agenda.
Allison Vail
01:24:35
Please send to alivail@outlook.com Also, the law and waivers. Thanks!
Mike DeGuire
01:24:44
The 1294 bill is being supported by many legislators. Why? how can we convince them to rethink this move?
Edward Clyde Krug, Ph.D.
01:25:09
Preferential enrolment also allows preferential exclusion.
Renee Lovato
01:25:22
Oh, and our State Board of Education has at least 1 VERY pro-charter person. I encourage you to listen to the words used against Adams 14. It should NOT be an accountability option!!!
Allison Vail
01:27:13
We have to start a education committee or PAC
Renee Lovato
01:27:19
YES!!!
Therese gilbert
01:28:00
CEA has NOT been involved enough!
Mike DeGuire
01:28:07
Follow David's suggestion: Find the vulnerability and hit it!
Donald Cohen
01:28:15
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/14/2022-05463/proposed-priorities-requirements-definitions-and-selection-criteria-expanding-opportunity-through
Edward Clyde Krug, Ph.D.
01:28:23
We have a education organization and an independent expenditure committee (IEC).
Eliza Hamrick HD 61
01:31:06
YES! Sen. Story! ED cmts have become kill committees
Therese gilbert
01:34:53
Another issue is that those running for supposedly non-partisan positions like school board cannot access state dem funds for their campaigns - and the school boards in Greeley and Windsor were really taken over by groups that call themselves "Guardians"
Eliza Hamrick HD 61
01:37:30
info on National Heritage Academy http://debsedstudies.org/national-heritage-academies-a-case-study-of-for-profit-educational-management-organizations/
Renee Lovato
01:37:38
We must consider the impacts and worries of school districts' charter authority as well! How can local boards be supported in protecting their districts without risking losing that authority? The choices are SO limited. I know you're working on that. Thank you A4PEP!
Margaret Bobb
01:39:57
Manuel is speaking profound truth about enemies within both parties.
Jackie Burhans
01:40:20
New American schools are attempting to unionize!
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:40:28
Manuel: So true! Too many CO legislators that are Reform aligned.Gov Jared Polis was one of the owners of New America Schools.
Evie Hudak
01:41:09
I don't think Jared Polis has a financial connection to New America Schools any longer.
Mike DeGuire
01:41:15
DPS charters receive millions from outside resources..https://www.chalkbeat.org/2020/2/21/21178789/a-major-new-player-in-education-giving-the-city-fund-uses-over-100-million-in-grants-to-grow-charter
Allison Vail
01:41:21
Polis was the FOUNDER and his foundation still funds them.
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:41:34
Evie, correct, Gov Polis sold his shares to his business partner.
Donald Cohen
01:41:48
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/03/14/2022-05463/proposed-priorities-requirements-definitions-and-selection-criteria-expanding-opportunity-through
Margaret Bobb
01:41:50
What is the status of the State Department of Ed redeveloping the SPF, to be less focused on Stanadardized test scores? Is there even an effort there, as there is in DPS?
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:41:56
Allison: Yes, he's still connected.
Jackie Burhans
01:42:19
https://co.chalkbeat.org/2022/3/29/23000738/new-america-school-charter-teachers-union
Allison Vail
01:42:38
I had a 45 minute call with him during his campaign on this exact topic.
Evie Hudak
01:42:39
Margaret, we covered this in a previous forum. CDE interpreted the law to be very punitive; it was supposed to use GROWTH more than academic achievement.
DONNA LORENE LUCERO
01:42:46
Please send CALL TO ACTION link on email to all.
Donato Perl
01:42:47
What strategies can we employ to raise the collective conscience of the people so that we de-emphasize the focus on standardized test scores?
Donald Cohen
01:43:07
https://inthepublicinterest.org/email-newsletters/weekly-newsletter/
Tammy Story
01:43:09
In November support strong public education advocates: Eliza Hamrick (HD61), Leanne Emm (HD28), Jenny Wilford (HD34)
Evie Hudak
01:43:36
And Tammy Story for the House
Allison Vail
01:43:48
I just got the Kindle edition
Jackie Burhans
01:43:49
or charter school passed a proclamation against to CO laws protecting LGBTQ and gender identity from discrimination. And a resolution against CRT
Donald Cohen
01:43:51
https://inthepublicinterest.org/email-newsletters/weekly-newsletter/
Jackie Burhans
01:43:57
And are looking into arming staff
Tammy Story
01:43:58
Yes, I’m running for HD25
Rhonda Heschel
01:44:00
Agree with Donna, please send call to action on via e-mail. Thank you!
Donald Cohen
01:44:59
donald@@inthepublicinterest.org
Christine Greene
01:45:44
Thank You!
Allison Vail
01:45:57
Thank you!
Renee Lovato
01:46:01
THANK YOU! <3
Therese gilbert
01:46:16
This was great today - and a god time for these forums, on Sundays ;)
Therese gilbert
01:46:25
Good ;)
Donato Perl
01:46:53
Thank you so much for this presentation and your inspiration!
Mary Parker
01:46:56
Great forum!
Christine Greene
01:47:58
How do I access a recording of this presentation?
Renee Lovato
01:48:04
state.board@cde.state.co.us
Renee Lovato
01:48:14
https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeboard
Tammy Story
01:48:18
Thanks so much for the presentation and for organizing Judy Solano, Evie Hudak, Sue Marinelli and A4PEP!!
Margaret Bobb
01:48:21
What’s the link to the Adams 14 forum?
Susie Hidalgo-Fahring (she/her/hers)
01:48:30
Thank you!
Tammy Story
01:48:39
And Eliza Hamrick!
Kristi/Steve Douglas
01:48:51
Thank you 🙏🏾
Nora Brown (she/her)
01:48:57
Thank you A4PEP for providing this!!
President Xochitl 'Sochi' Gaytan
01:49:33
Thank you A4PEP!