Douglas County schools in Colorado were shut down on Thursday after nearly 1,500 teachers called in sick to protest the recently elected conservative school board.
The party that claims to be all about Democracy is now trying to overthrow the will of the voters.
The teachers took the day off to protest outside the school board building over the newly-elected conservatives voting to end the district’s mask mandate, amend the district’s equity policy and is ask the superintendent to quit or be fired.
Thursday, February 3 will be a no-student contact day.
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— Douglas County School District (@dcsdk12) February 3, 2022
Hundreds of teachers are gathered outside of the Douglas County school District.They say they are doing this because they want to teach kids but have to stand up because politics is entering the way the school district is managed. pic.twitter.com/ClfeWLcbHh
— Jenny Brundin (@CPRBrundin) February 3, 2022
Well over a thousand people converging on Douglas County School District HQ in Castle Rock to protest the new conservative school board majority’s alleged, potentially illegal effort to oust superintendent Corey Wise following tensions over COVID and equity policies pic.twitter.com/KuXYKR33TJ
— Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) February 3, 2022
The following day, the school board voted to oust superintendent Corey Wise, who had been employed by the district for 25 years.
An online petition to overthrow the will of the voters and recall the conservative school board members now has over 16,000 signatures. A formal recall would not be possible until the summer. Under the rules, a board member cannot be recalled until they have served for at least six months — and they were just elected in November.
According to a report from CPR News, “Another issue that has angered some parents and school officials is the fear that the new board majority wants to dismantle the district’s equity policy. A new resolution passed by the board last week directs the superintendent to recommend changes to the equity policy that reflect the new principles in the resolution. One of those is that no policy should ‘impose stereotypical beliefs and actions of an identity group onto a student.'”
The new conservative majority school board is a trend that is happening all over the nation as parents learn more about the leftist indoctrination happening in public schools.
“Fundraising for Douglas County’s 2021 elections shattered contributions made during the district’s 2017 elections,” Insider reports. “In last year’s elections, the quartet was supported by the conservative 1776 Project PAC, a national group that launched in May that says it’s actively trying to stop critical race theory from being taught in classrooms.”