Letter to the editor: Is Jeffco Generations the Right Program for Jeffco?

Posted 10/23/19

As a concerned Jeffco citizen I find the academic growth scores decreasing for the 2nd year in a row concerning. Our Superintendent (Dr. Glass) was from Eagle and he implemented “Eagle …

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Letter to the editor: Is Jeffco Generations the Right Program for Jeffco?

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As a concerned Jeffco citizen I find the academic growth scores decreasing for the 2nd year in a row concerning. Our Superintendent (Dr. Glass) was from Eagle and he implemented “Eagle Generations”. Dr. Glass then implemented a very similar program “Jeffco Generations” in our school district. Under “Eagle Generations” achievement decreased and his implementation of “Jeffco Generations” achievement has also decreased. Listening to the school board candidates backed by the status quo, they want to give Jeffco Generations more time. They both say “we need to give it time to prove itself”. Well I think 4 years of declining achievement scores (2 in Eagle and 2 in Jeffco) is enough for our students!
I am not saying scrap Jeffco Generations, I’m saying we need a board that will require a focus on improving achievement. If a student has two years of not learning the grade level content, it is very hard to catch up. I don’t want that for our children and I am sure you don’t want that for your children, grandchildren or your neighborhood children.
Two candidates for Jeffco School Board, Susan Miller and Rob Applegate will focus on improving student achievement. Both will set goals and ensure our tax dollars are spent on programs that work for students. Our kids don’t have time to fall behind or spend extra money for tutors. It is time to add independent opinions to the school board. Our children’s future is at stake. Please vote for Susan Miller and Rob Applegate!
Lisa Papke,
Lakewood

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