Parents, Teachers, Students, Communities Unite and Fight: A Speech to Boston’s Teachers and Communities

Kaplan for Kids

On Saturday, February 27, 2016 I was asked to tell the story of Denver and “education reform” in Denver Public Schools to the Boston Teachers Union.  Here is what I said.

My name is Jeannie Kaplan. I had the honor of serving on the Denver Public Schools board of education for 8 years. My terms coincided with the most transformative and destructive years in public education in recent memory. Thank you for inviting me to tell you about education reform in Denver. Thank you for spending part of your weekend to learn about Denver. Thank you for teaching!

Denver is a great place to call home with its 300 days of sunshine, the Rocky Mountains, very nice people, and of course, the 50th Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. One thing that is not so great in Denver is its public education system, as currently comprised. Denver Public Schools is…

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