Education

Photos: Jeffco Students for Change Rally Tries to Keep Protest Against School Board Alive

The Jefferson County School Board spurred a national controversy via a proposed history curriculum committee tasked with emphasizing patriotism and downplaying civil disorder. In an attempt to mute complaints, symbolized by multiple student walkouts at Jeffco schools, the board approved an amendment to add teachers and students on the committee, and the tactic seems to be working: A Saturday rally by Jeffco Students for Change drew only a small crowd and meager press coverage despite the presence of Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia. By members of the opposition aren't giving up.

See also: Jeffco School Board OKs Controversial History Committee Over Vocal Protest, Critics Explode

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