Conservative school board members ousted in Colorado recalls

Conservative school board members ousted in Colorado recalls

Ivan Moreno (Associated Press)-

Three conservative school board members elected on promises to reform teacher pay and boost charter schools in suburban Denver were overwhelmingly recalled in a high-priced election that highlighted the continuing importance of teachers’ unions in education politics.

The fight in Jefferson County, Colorado’s second-largest school district, drew hundreds of thousands of dollars in spending from outside groups, all for offices that aren’t paid. Recall supporters included teacher unions, while the three board members were backed by the conservative powerhouse Americans For Prosperity.

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