Sunday, November 16, 2008

Why wasn't my comment posted just now on

Guest Commentary in the Denver Post this morning: Putting education - not unions — first:

This year brought the biggest electoral Democratic wave in more than three decades. Yet Colorado teachers union officials may have lost, rather than gained, political ground…

It is remarkable, though, to see not one but two legislators without union connections assume the highest positions at our state Capitol. Peter Groff's Democratic peers voted to re-elect him as state Senate president, and Rep. Terrance Carroll was selected to become the new speaker of the House.

Supporters of public school parental choice could find no better friends in the Democratic caucus than Groff and Carroll. Both men have a strong record of protecting charter schools against union-backed legislative attacks, even attacks launched by other Democrats.

For Complete column:

I just posted this comment, which was quickly taken down:

by JohnSWren on 7:46 am, Sun Nov 16

Join us this afternoon (Sun, Nov 16) to speak out about education in Colorado. Do unions give us better instruction in the classroom? Are charter schools really a good idea? What has been your experience with public education in Colorado. Take your turn on the soapbox, or just listen, cheer, boo, ask questions. It's like a poetry reading for poltics each Sunday afternoon. Denver Speakers Corner, Civic Center, North Pavilion on Colfax, right across the street from the Denver Newspaper Agency. More info and optional RSVP at

Checking just now, it looks like my comment was taken down. I’m going to call the city desk and complain, maybe they’ll put it back up. What do you think, does my comment deserve to be posted?

This has happened before. For some reason, the media seems to be turning a cold sholder to the Denver Speakers Corner. Do we need to start publishing our own newspaper to encourage attendance each Sunday afternoon?

(The American Dream is) 'that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.' James Truslow Adams, The Epic of America 1931. First known use of the term “American Dream.”

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:12 PM

    My newsletter will be up and running in February. It's just Mountain area political coverage, but we'll have a web presence and hopefully begin to reach outside our self-imposed limits in the future. :) The Denver Speakers Corner will be featured in the Get Out, Speak Out section and as a link on the website... we are starting this letter because the MSM newspapers here and abroad are useless. The Denver Speakers Corner should be getting all the FREE PRESS they can give you but noooooooo. They are silly, those silly "news" papers.
    Miss you John, Keep up the good works!! ~Michelle Fire Eater


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