CO Recall on Conservative Board Members

DENVER (AP) -- Angry parents and educators in a Colorado battleground county are trying to recall three conservative school board members Tuesday. They're citing several complaints against the officials, including the change in how teachers get pay raises and briefly considering a review of the history curriculum to promote patriotism.

The idea prompted students to walk out of class and protest in the streets last year.

School-board spats typically are confined locally. But these recall efforts in Jefferson County have attracted spending from special-interest groups in a battle over what education reform should look like. It's no surprise the setting for that question is Jefferson County, a politically diverse swing district where rural, mountain, and urban communities mingle.

Ken Witt, Julie Williams and John Newkirk are facing recalls. They were elected in 2013.

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