Millionaire U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-Colorado), is running for Colorado Governor. He's concerned about the privatization of public land...
Polis: I'll be a governor for all
"One of the biggest potential risks to western Colorado is the privatization of public lands," Polis said. "Once our public lands are carved up, there's no going back to our heritage and our way of life in western Colorado."Polis, a former member of Colorado's state board of education, isn't so worried about the privatization of public education. His private foundation supports the expansion of charter schools.
The Jared Polis Foundation supports the New America Schools and the Academy of Urban Learning through providing monetary grants and technical assistance. The foundation believes strongly in the schools’ missions and the students the schools are serving.Here is yet another politician who doesn't understand that public schools are just as much a part of America's infrastructure as any other public good. And, no Rep. Polis, charter schools are not public schools. They are private schools that take taxpayer dollars and skim students from real public schools.
The New America Schools and the Academy of Urban Learning are charter schools—they are public high schools that receive public funding and adhere to state academic standards.