In 2015, by an overwhelming 65% margin, Jefferson County voters ended the ability of Ken Witt, John Newkirk, and Julie Williams to play ideological games with Colorado’s finest public schools--recalling them and replacing them with a clean slate that restored dignity and community respect to the Jeffco school board.
Unfortunately, Ken Witt, president of the recalled board, isn’t finished trying to harm public education in Colorado just yet. Donald Trump announced that Witt is the Trump campaign’s state “education coalition co-chair.”
If there was anyone left in Jefferson County undecided about Donald Trump, choosing Ken Witt as his education co-chair in Colorado should settle the question. Trump couldn’t pick a more divisive figure of his campaign for our state if he tried. Witt’s disastrous tenure as president of the Jefferson County school board was beset with allegations of bullying students, hostility to teachers, breaking promises to voters on spending tax dollars, and dubious “reviews” of history curriculum to ensure what’s taught in the classroom doesn’t offend conservatives.
Tell Donald Trump to cut ties with Ken Witt for the sake of every child in Colorado.