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It was a clean sweep for the public education "reform" movement in Colorado this week, as market-based school-choice candidates prevailed in the Denver and Douglas Counties school board races being watched by education wonks around the nation.
Denver Board of Education candidates scoff at the raft of conflict-of-interest allegations that have marked the race, but the allegations may yet gain traction given the vast sums and complex financial arrangements the board is trusted to oversee.
Mike Kiley, candidate for the at-large seat in the Denver Public School Board race, released a cat video. It's cheap and grainy and cheesy and fluffy. But probably not cheap or grainy or cheesy or fluffy enough.