Coming to a school board near you

What’s going on in Littelton, Colorado? From the New York Times:

…In November 2013, voters broke with union-supported candidates to elect a slate of school board hopefuls running as conservative reformers.

But as those members passed new measures giving money to charters and hired a new superintendent, a backlash grew. Critics accused the board of secrecy and of trying to turn the 86,500-student district into a petri dish for conservative educational ideas. Board meetings turned into shouting matches. Upset parents spliced the live-streamed meeting video — an innovation of the new board — into outrage highlight reels.

In reading the article you will discover that the Koch brothers are pouring tens of thousands of dollars into the conservatives’ campaign. Their money fuels the erosion of public institutions.