Well! The rule of law still exists somewhere, if not at the AFA. The AFA's years-long refusal to follow the FOIA laws makes it pretty evident that they knew they had things they needed to keep from the light of day. Now perhaps some sunshine will help a badly needed cleaning process. Sadly, while our government's processes are supposedly 'apolitical', in reality they're not. Funding priorities, egos, greed, and a host of other considerations play into what are supposed to be processes governed solely by the best 'public interests' of a secular democracy. The AFA's long-term overt & covert support of radical Christian domionists (the equivalent of Islam's radical fundamentalist Islamic State sect) has been the target of Mikey & MRFF since it's ugly head was first raised. Now, perhaps, we'll get a look at how deep the rot's gotten.
If these charter schools don't have to follow the same laws or achieve the same standards as a public school, they don't deserve the same funding. They are putting up a smoke screen hiding the real problem: charter schools can teach what they want, even if it goes against accepted science and history.
I'm trying to Pay someone as well. I'm a full time student and I have a job. I have to complete 80 hrs and its either quit school, my job, or go to jail.
those pesky parents showing their preferences AGAIN
GOP means Graveyard Of Principles. Cannot make any city great again until the people remove TABOR, the GOP, and all special interests the GOP caters to.
It is interesting that we so often are in a position to have to select who we feel might be the 'less dangerous' candidate rather than be torn between two or three exceptionally well qualified candidates!
The question to ask is 'who do you WANT to prevail?'. While Gaebler favors giving tax dollars to Norwood for millions of dollars of infrastructure in the Banning Lewis Ranch development, compared to Crow-Iverson - the chosen of City Leaders - Gaebler is the less dangerous candidate. But I don't live in District 5 and so don't have to make this choice.
Skorman is a successful businessman who has built a retail enterprise that provides multiple benefits to the community. He genuinely cares about what's good for COS and is not a bought- and-paid for puppet of City Leaders. In spite of disagreeing with some of his positions on social issues, if I lived in District 3, I would vote for him.
Thanks for asking.
Ate here this evening. As an Indian loving Englishman who grew up on curry and still eats it at least once a week, I'll accept that I'm rather a curry snob. Indus hit all the right notes. Very tasty, very affordable, very friendly staff and service. I would disagree with the review above only in so much as the Chicken Tikka Masala does have a really nice heat 'zing', but as everything's made home-made, perhaps we just caught it on a really good day! Definitely recommend checking this place out - it's these sort of eateries that COS needs more of. We'll be back for sure.
Assuming the voters in Dist #4 continue to support their council member, Ms. Collins and that will not even be a tight race - two others look like real battles - who do you think will prevail in Dist #3 (Fowler vs Skorman) and Dist #5 (Gaebler vs. Crow-Iverson)?
Collins reelection campaign is not supported by City Leaders or by CSF and other crony capitalist groups. This lack of support by the elites is a good thing. She is beholden to no one but the constituents in her district. She is disliked only because she is a friend of Doug Bruce and a fiscal conservative, the lone voice on the Council opposed to giving tax dollars to millionaire developers. Not only should Collins be reelected, but others just like her should be on the COuncil instead of the crony-capitalist politicians chosen by millionaire developers. COS not only needs Collins, but more like her to represent the citizens.
Ms. Collins was elected by the voters in her district.
Ms. Collins was re-elected by the voter in her district.
Ms. Collins was supported in the Hendrix led recall by the voters in her district.
Ms. Collins seems to be doing well by her constituents.
Mr. TruB: in which district do you live?
People who don't understand why people marched don't want to understand why people marched. The marchers are not hysterical and certainly not uneducated.
I know scientists and artists that marched because programs are going to cut. I know moms who marched with their daughters to say it is important to be involved.
Hopefully it will motivate the millions who don't even bother to vote to see that their votes do matter.
This district needs someone else to run.
Great thanks to Patience for turning attention to these issues, and most importantly, giving us a way to help right now. I agree with KB Girl above, too many residents of COS drive around not just statistical blights-- but people-- they don't want to see. I am so excited to see Denverworks in our community, helping these young men and women succeed. I hope to see more articles like this in the Indy, and more updates from Food Rescue too, addressing the needs of the SE side, and advancing locally derived solutions.
As a mother of two young African American boys, I relate strongly with this writer. I agree, the responsibility falls upon all of us to raise up Colorado Springs' children in a collectively healthy and socially responsible city. Any city "eye sores" or statistical blights must be owned by every resident, whether north, east, south or west (yes you can join the effort too OCC and Manitou folks!) We are far too comfortable driving around the southeast side of town and turning a blind eye to our black boys who need us all to expect greatness from them. Thank you Patience for drawing attention to our city's Diversity & diverse needs!
No puppet...........No puppet.
Tannim "Modern Adults" thats funny being were going backward.
Jason Yester lacks a moral compass. I have personally seen how he treats his staff and patrons and I am shocked when I see bodies in there at all anymore. Over priced food, comments to you as a customer if you order "too many guest taps" and not the "owners brews", and I personally watched him pay employees below minimum wage and verbally degrade them while he sits for 8-12 hrs, at his bar drinking with an increasingly foolish looking stupor that intensifies with each beer he guzzles down; and smelling as if he had not showered in days. I'm all for living you're own life, but I prefer not to smell the body odor of a business owner when I frequent their business to consume food. Personally and professionally, Jason Yester appears to believe he is superior to those he interacts with. My choice to stop supporting Trinity with my money and my patronage may not close his doors today, but I will be glad when he relocates to Denver. I have never seen such lack of moral and ethical values in a "supposed" grass roots, locally owned business...or its owner.
I'd be suspicious of mPact because Sally Clark is a member and as a BoCC member she is helping give them money. So couldn't she explain what they do or are they tied to springs forward or some other GOP lobby group?
the race to third world status has begun. we don't need epa or health care... the p***y grabber chump and the repubics will take us there in hyperdrive.
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