Denver: Student Calls Out Elected School Board for Taking Money from Koch Brothers and DFER

At a public comment session of the Denver school board, Kate Burnite, a student who had just graduated from DPS, scolded the entire Denver school board for taking dark money from the Koch brothers, DFER, and other outside groups who love charters. All seven board members were funded by corporate outsiders.

Kate called upon the board to represent the people of Denver, not the big money that funded their campaigns.

She is well-informed and fearless. Watch the proceedings. Find Kate’s 2 minute speech at two hours into the proceedings.

Or you can see it on Facebook here:

Also be sure to watch the mother at one hour and 40 minutes into the livestream, who asks why the board closed Gilpin, which she described as the best integrated school in Denver, where test scores were on the rise.

from novemoore


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