By Wendy Vogel, parent
Published in Denver Post Your Hub
June 30, 2013
The big truth, Randy Reed, is that I am “red-in-the-face mad at the DougCo School Board and Administration.” I am a PARENT of Douglas County students. I am NOT the AFL-CIO, ACLU, nor any other union. The recent evaluation fiasco clearly demonstrates this leadership’s irresponsible actions. Rather than using its incomplete evaluation program as a pilot this year (as many school districts have done), DougCo leadership recklessly implemented an ill-conceived evaluation program a year before required by statute and tied all employee salaries to it before proving it to be valid or reliable. All done in an effort to pad résumés and make a name for themselves as the “national leader in public school innovation.” The big truth is that the audacious disregard of what is best for students in order to promote adults’ personal agendas is wreaking havoc in our public schools and makes this parent even more determined to get new leadership in the Douglas County School District.