Ziggy Rainbeaux 
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Independent, progressive, agnostic; retired professional; active fact-checker; peace, justice, and equality advocate.

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Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

As a retired educational specialist, I do not recall the Gazette ever supporting public schools during my 25 years with a Colorado Springs school district. What is remembered is the newspaper's never-ending support for vouchers, charter schools, and taxpayer funding for parochial schools. Also remembered is its steadfast opposition to mill levy increases and various spending measures, including staff pay raises. Too, there was its en masse endorsement of at least one block of Steve Schuck-supported school board candidates (i.e. Breazell, Christen, Cox, and Shakes) that sought to "reform" one district, neutralize its teachers' union, and end collective bargaining. Finally, there were a number of editorials that tried to excuse religious leaders of sexual assaults on children by comparing their numbers to those of school personnel (including bus drivers and other support staff) accused of similar crimes.

IMO, the Gazette is not, and has never been, supportive of public education or of its employees, programs, curricula, or efforts to improve.

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Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 09/27/2017 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Letters: Sen. Merrifield slams Gazette editorial board

As a retired educational specialist, I do not recall the Gazette ever supporting public schools during my 25 years with a Colorado Springs school district. What is remembered is the newspaper's ceaseless support for vouchers, charter schools, and taxpayer funding for parochial schools. Also remembered is its en masse endorsement of at least one block of Steve Schuck-supported school board candidates (i.e. Breazell, Christen, Cox, and Shakes) that sought to "reform" one district, neutralize its teachers' union, and end collective bargaining. Lastly, also remembered are several editorials that tried vainly to excuse religious leaders of sexual assaults on children by comparing their numbers to those of school personnel (including bus drivers and other support staff) accused of similar crimes.

IMO, the Gazette is not, and has never been, supportive of public education or of its employees, programs, curricula, or efforts to improve.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 09/27/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Gazette's new marijuana series is actually journalism

Journalism is a relative strength of the Gazette; editorializing and adapting to changing times, not so much.

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Posted by Ziggy Rainbeaux on 05/04/2017 at 12:46 PM

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