“Colorado Students Give Koch Toadies The Finger Over Curriculum Tampering”

I really enjoy DailyKos, but I get my hard news from the New York Times.

Nevertheless, I’m giving you DailyKos’s piece on the Colorado students who have rebelled against the local council’s attempt − support by a Koch Bros’ “non-profit” − to restrict their history curriculum, because I know I read this in the NYT, too, but can’t find it now. So here, you get the colorfully political version: Colorado Students Give Koch Toadies The Finger Over Curriculum Tampering.

Here’s the beginning (I wish the writer had spelled “all right” correctly):

The kids are alright.

Hundreds of Colorado high school students, along with their teachers and parents, staged a walk-out yesterday, spanning at least seven high schools in the Jefferson County School District to protest a planned whitewashing and manipulation of their curriculum and history classes by a conservative school board beholden to the Koch brothers’ political and social agenda.  Students from Arvada, Evergreen, Ralston, Pomona, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Chatfield and other schools walked out of their classrooms to join the protests, following one organized by the teachers themselves last Friday, as described and detailed in these Recommended Diaries.

ARVADA, Colo. — A new conservative school board majority here in the Denver suburbs recently proposed a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder.” In response, hundreds of students, teachers and parents gave the board their own lesson in civil disobedience.

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