Mr. Witt, Mr. Newkirk and Ms. Williams,
The only people who have used our students as “pawns” are the three of you. You have deceived voters, lied in meetings and in the media, not collaborated with anyone, stifled voices and put your extremist political and religious views ahead of the students of Jefferson County.
You have united Jefferson County citizens and students. Yes, conservatives, libertarians, independents and progressives are united on this issue. Despite your attempts to limit our voices, we are motivated by you to protest, one of the oldest forms of civil “disobedience” in our country. People protest when they are not being listened to. You cannot stop the voices of this community as we are loud and strong.
I was proud to watch my high schooler protest today. She took care to research what has been happening and to develop her personal beliefs and actions. You have absolutely NO evidence that any teacher incited one student to participate in the protest. In fact, my daughter said that the teachers will not talk about what is happening with the School Board at all.
You all have bullied the teachers and the community and I ask you to stop blaming and take a good hard look at yourselves.
Proud parent of 2 Jeffco students