While some Douglas County, Colo., students will have to wait even longer for an extra reason to give thanks, at least they can know for now their case was argued well before the Colorado Court of Appeals this week.
“Insulted beyond words,” said Sarah Geving of Douglas County, Colo., describing her frustration at Pres. Obama’s remark in July, “You didn’t build that,” about business creation amid the collective. Geving co-owns a small home-based commercial cleaning business with her husband.
Cindy Barnard, of Taxpayers for Public Education, took the microphone July 17 to try to embarrass the Douglas County Board of Education over what she claimed were inaccuracies in the district’s financial disclosure. Members of the board fired back.
The Douglas County teachers’ union appeared to capitulate on the subject of the district’s collection of their dues. It appears to be more of a tactical retreat, although it is a retreat.
In teacher contract negotiations in Douglas County on May 31, 2012, union negotiator and teacher Jed Palmer asserted a Constitutional right to have the district act as dues collectors for it.
At a Douglas County School Board meeting, David DiCarlo used a gorilla stealing money to illustrate his objections to a $3 billion tax hike proposed for the Colorado ballot by state Sen. Rollie Heath, D-Boulder.