A Colorado Dad on “becoming a school board activist when extremists took over” his daughter’s school board

Public Voices for Public Schools, Feb. 13, 2023, Matt Gawlowski

An “introverted data nerd… republican” dad in Colorado writes, “Like so many school districts across the country right now…(our school district) is being torn apart by politics. School board meetings are contentious, students are afraid and teachers are threatening to leave. Our community is fracturing…When I saw that the teachers and students in our local schools needed parents like me to speak up when they couldn’t, I had no choice but to step up. I hope that my story will inspire folks in communities where similar battles are raging to do the same.”