Group Boosts Effort to Highlight School Reform Successes
Parker, CO – Those fighting public school improvements in Douglas County got disappointing news today, with the announcement by Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the state’s largest free-market organization, that it would be investing even more time and resources in “It’s Working,” a multi-faceted effort aimed at keeping Douglas County Public Schools moving forward with ongoing reforms. Today AFPF-CO is releasing two new television ads.
The opening phase of It’s Working featured a television ad in which long-time district resident Denise Denny described the decline of so many public schools and highlighted the reversal of those trends underway in Douglas County, thanks in large part to a courageous, forward-thinking school board.
A follow-up ad, which begins running this week, explains what’s at stake in the “power struggle” going on in the district between reformers and reactionary teachers unions, who are angry about losing control over the district. Another followup ad spotlights what an asset the school district is, making Douglas County a magnet for families who want something better than the public school status quo.
Both current ads can be viewed by clicking below:
“Those who’ve been bad-mouthing reform, and attacking the brave people behind it, need to know that we’re going to keep correcting the record,” said AFP Foundation-CO State Director, Dustin Zvonek. “Reform really is working for Douglas County and many students and families will be hurt if the reforms are rolled back. We’re just out here reminding folks that there’s a lot at stake.”
Please direct all media inquiries to AFP Foundation-CO State Director Dustin Zvonek at 720-219-1451.