Monthly Archives: December 2015

*0043_It seems the new board is reverting back to secret plans and reckless spending – so this website will add new focus

First published December 19, 2015 – by Donna Jack – update March 17, 2016 & June 6,2016

Index to sections of this article:

To be a place to learn about Compulsory Public Schooling

The current 100% unified and agreeable school board

The Jeffco New BOE’s first official meeting at noon, the Monday after Thanksgiving

After the Christmas holiday season, this website will shift gears.

What we can do:

The people who can shed light are:


To be a place to learn about Compulsory Public Schooling

The previous school board majority (recalled in 2015 after 2 years on the board) — were beginning to make some good changes in the Colorado Jefferson County school district.  They had begun to address the reckless spending, and made school board meetings and their own actions open to the public.

But the current school board is returning to the same old practices that had existed for decades in this school district, under democrat majorities.  The current democrat school board  is taking away the money that the previous republican majority had put aside to pay cash for a school — and instead they are borrowing money for the school, doubling its cost, and using the cash for other things.  And once-again they are returning to minimal public comment and minimal-if-any open discussion – decisions are being made without public discussion, and even without board discussion.

Future blogs on this site

This site will begin to focus more on giving the history of public compulsory schooling, and the stated goals of its founders and supporters since its inception and up until the present.  This will better equip you to understand what kind of decisions are being made outside the view of the public, and to help you better interpret public schooling laws, regulations and practices that exist — like the recent re-authorization of No Child Left Behind that was passed with strong “bi-partisan” votes before Christmas.  It does not do what people were told it would do.  It continues the Type #2 schooling.

Compulsory Schooling claims it is the means to making good people, good citizens, and making each person his or her personal best.  [From John Taylor Gatto’s book Weapons of Mass Instruction:  A Schoolteacher’s Journey Through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling.p. xvi – published 2009]

Here is an article that includes some of the points Mr. Gatto makes in the books that he has written.  The article was written June 2015, and is a good place to begin learning about compulsory public schooling.

Mr. Gatto’s book mentioned above is a book well-worth acquiring.  On pages xviii through xix, he gives the REAL list of the “six basic functions” of “modern schooling.”  If you read it very carefully, you will get a shocking glimpse into the subversive world of compulsory schooling. Continue reading