0254_Oct 17 ’17 Hear John Newkirk speak about his Sept. 10 opinion piece: New Jeffco Supt. Widening the Great Divide_John is former Jeffco BOE member 2013-2015_links to other Newkirk articles & blogs on this site about Jeffco School Dist corruption

Donna Jack
October 9, 2017/Oct. 10, 2017

John Newkirk will be speaking October 17, 2017
at the High Country Republican Club (HCRC)

Next week, October 17, 2017, the HCRC’s special guest speaker will be John Newkirk.  He was secretary of the Jefferson County, Colorado, School Board from 2013 – 2015.

He will be speaking about his September 20, 2017 article that was published in our local newspaper.

Time, cost and location of the HCRC meeting

The breakfast meeting will be at the Lewis Barn, in Evergreen.  Cost of breakfast is $10.  We begin our meeting at 7:00 a.m., and end around 8:00 a.m., or a little later.  John will plan to stay for a few minutes to visit with people.


The Barn at Evergreen Memorial Park is located at: 26624 N. Turkey Creek Road, Evergreen CO 80439.  Call Ron Lewis for information:  303 810-1071

More of John’s articles, and other supporting blogs on this website are
at the end of this blog piece.


 Attached and below is John’s September 20, 2017 article:


“New Jeffco Superintendent Widening the Great Divide”
by John Newkirk

 Author’s note: A number of legislators have contacted me about a suggested curriculum put forth by our new school superintendent — and I was not the only one surprised by its one-sidedness.  My resulting Opinion column appeared in the Courier newspapers on 9/20/2017:

Newly-seated Jeffco Public Schools superintendent Jason Glass certainly wasted no time in thrusting our students into the political mosh pit.

In an August 28 letter to Jeffco legislators, Glass provides a suggested response to “the Charlottesville violence,” whereby Jeffco’s curriculum and instruction team would regale our elementary school classrooms with such trendy zeitgeists as “White Anti-Racist Biographies,” “Why Talk About Whiteness,” “Challenging and Transforming American Values,” and “Confederate Monuments and their Removal.”  The latter topic is particularly rich with irony, considering these are some of the same classrooms where teachers sanctimoniously sent their students into the streets to protest alleged whitewashing of U.S. history.

Cited among Glass’ resources is the infamous Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The SPLC is a $328 million liberal leviathan described by the Virginia-based Media Research Center as “an anti-conservative, anti-Christian hate group,” and is notorious for lumping legitimate conservative organizations such as the Family Research Council into the same category as neo-Nazis and the KKK.  SPLC is the defendant in at least one defamation lawsuit and has recently shunted millions of dollars in tax-free donations to offshore havens in the Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Bermuda.

Predictably, Glass also lists the National Education Association (NEA) — the nation’s largest labor union — as a “resource.”

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, 99% of all NEA political contributions go to Democrats.  The NEA also provided the majority of funding for Jeffco United, the shady political committee behind the Jeffco recall that ultimately resulted in the hiring of Dr. Glass.  In their study material, the NEA decries “post-election acts of racism and hate,” as if racism, hatred, and violence are unique to the Trump administration.

I wonder, did Glass issue a similar call for K-12 activism when five Dallas police officers were murdered at a Black Lives Matter rally by a gunman who “wanted to kill white people.”  Did he publicly condemn the DHS-designated terrorist group Antifa for their brutishness during the riots in Phoenix and Berkeley?  What about the attempted mass-shooting of Republican congressmen at a Virginia baseball field this summer?

The reason I ask is because Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and Alt-left hate crimes are mentioned nowhere in Dr. Glass’ syllabus; his fixation is clearly on “whites,” “whiteness,” the “Alt-right” and, of course, the ubiquitous “Nazis.”

The best indicators we have for the cumulative effectiveness of Jeffco Schools’ $1 billion budget are the American College Test (ACT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).  These assessments cover just five sections: Reading, Writing, Math, English, and Science — there is no extra credit for political activism, social justice, or virtue signaling.

Only one-third of Jeffco 11th-graders currently meet ACT and SAT college and career benchmarks, a statistic no doubt compounded by the unacceptable number of elementary school students who haven’t been getting what they need to meet critical reading standards.  One would hope the new superintendent would focus on fixing this first, rather than tasking his administration with creating a new, one-sided curriculum based on a single, divisive political event.  If the district plans to push aside basic academics to make room for pushing political activism on our third-graders, then at least make it balanced.  Better yet: allow us, the parents, to guide our children in these matters — without the distractions of such demonstrably partisan sources as the SPLC, NEA, and evidently, Superintendent Glass.

Columnist John J. Newkirk was Secretary of the Board of Education in Jefferson County, Colorado from 2013 – 2015.  He has also served on the Colorado Commission for Judicial Performance (1st Judicial District) and the Colorado Association of Funders.  He lives near Conifer with his wife and children.


Further resources on this website for more of John Newkirk’s published articles,
information about the 2013-2015 school board
in Jefferson County, Colorado —
and the corruption that was behind getting rid of them.


0208_An article written by John Newkirk about our Jefferson County school board members: “It’s Only OK When We Do It”_and links to Geri Zahner’s site and blogs on this site that support John’s article

0193_Details of the disruption and lies used in 2014 and 2015 to force a recall of three Jeffco BOE members_YouTube, links

0192_3/24/17 Sen. Tim Neville Legislative update_Julie Williams former Jeffco BOE member compared 2013 Jeffco BOE and Trump’s 1st 100 days_2014-2015 Jeffco BOE history in Blog 0193

0167_I Requested Jeffco Schools NOT participate in walkouts_rumors of planned walkouts on Inauguration Day (Jan. 20th)_Tucker Carlton Video link and transcript of soicialists encouraging & planning walkouts

0125_Strangers on a train find friendship_by John Newkirk, columnist_find it in July 27, 2016 edition of The Columbine Courier, and also in this post that has links to John’s supporting information – This is an excellent column.  Looking for upbeat?  Here it is

0069_Feedom Minute – College Board Revamps AP US History Framework_but they really didn’t

0061_Compare the Frameworks of The 2010, 2014 and 2015 AP US History (Type #2 Education is destroying education)

0053_How the National Teachers Union Usurped a Local Election – And how you paid for it. by John Newkirk – Jan. 28, 2016

0042_November 25, 2015 letter to new Jeffco 5-Democrat BOE:  Are transparency and accountability beginning to vanish? by Donna Jack

0039_Jeffco School Board Pres. Ken Witt_teacher sick-outs & student protests against the district’s new pay for performance & proposed curriculum review committee_Oct 6, 2014

0038_Jeffco, Reject Recall – YouTube – Denver Post says this recall is way out of line – Vote No

0037_YouTube_Teacher on Recall Election — claims are false — don’t vote out duly elected board members — October 26, 2015

0033_Jeffco Board of Education majority member John Newkirk’s new website – impressive accomplishments

0031_Bullying 101 – One video of PTA president and union supporters’ lack of respect at a Jeffco BOE meeting_One interview about union bullying in hallway outside the same meeting.

0027_The Denver Post Editorial Board:  Jeffco schools recall effort should be rejected_October 13, 2015

0025_Accomplishments by the Current Colorado Jeffco BOE – refuting recall lies_Letter from Julie Williams

0021_The three-board majority members are respectful to people and follow the rules.  That’s not true of the two minority board members.  (See 0072)

0019_Jefferson County School Board Member Julie Williams’ first newsletter – September 9, 2015

0018_Sample of Petition to recall Jeffco BOE member_lies_dig for truth

0013_Letter from Scholars Across the Country Concerned About Advanced Placement History

0009_Interview Reporting about Union Mob in Hall at Bear Creek High School during May 1, 2014 Colorado Jeffco School Board

0004_Audio, Video, and Transcript of the Entire 10 Minute 57 Second Jeffco BOE Meeting Feb. 8, 2014

0002_Feb. 8, 2014 – Mayhem caused by Union, Cindy Stevenson and Democrat School Board members – Talk by Jeffco BOE member Julie Williams_YoutTube– YouTube of Stevenson resigning Nov 11, 2013_transcript of entire Feb. 8, 2014 BOE meeting, Chronological report, notices, videos, etc. of subversion by Jeffco school union members_Supt Stevenson and democrat board members instigating the “riot” atmosphere.  Audio and transcript of entire 10 min. 57 second meeting.  YouTube of entire meeting plus 4 minutes after

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