A few weeks ago I posted on a significant case where two Fort Collins parents have filed a formal complaint against the local teachers’ union for violating campaign laws, including using public resources for political purposes.
According to Paul Marrick, one of the parents who filed the complaint, both sides have requested a continuance and no date has been set for the hearing to start. Eventually the case will go before an administrative law judge. And when it does, the light of day will be shined on the union’s practices. If Marrick and his fellow complainant Wayne Rutt are successful, it could be a critical blow struck for education reform in Colorado. Such a result could open up investigations into further violations and offenses in other locations.
Yes, it’s true, and there’s a way you can help to make it happen. The costs to bring the case before the law judge can get steep, and Marrick and Rutt aren’t able to finance it alone. Since what they are doing is not simply on their own behalf, but on the behalf of many others interested in bringing desperately-needed reform to the education monopoly, fellow reform-minded individuals should not hesitate to chip in. Marrick and Rutt are collecting funds through an organization known as the Society for Independent Teachers and Parents. Make a notation that the contribution is for the “Fort Collins Project” and send it to:
Society for Independent
Teachers and Parents
P.O. Box 1996
Denver, CO 80202
They would also appreciate your words of encouragement as they conduct this important fight for justice.
Update: The initial court hearing has been scheduled for May 2. The sooner you are able to help, the better.
CO: Ft. Collins Teacher Union Facing Hearing on Campaign Law Violations.
Two Colorado parents are taking their complaints against the Poudre Education Association (PEA) before the Colorado Secretary of State in early May. The two parents charge that the PEA, the teacher’s union in the Fort Collins area, conducted campaigni…