Colorado’s House Education Committee chairman wrote in an e-mail that there must be a “special place in hell” for charter school supporters. Face the State, a political blog, reprinted the e-mail from Rep. Mike Merrifield, D-El Paso, to Sen. Sue Windels, D-Arvada, chair of the Senate Education Committee.
“There must be a special place in hell for these Privatizers, Charterizers and Voucherizers. They deserve it!” he wrote.
Merrifield called two Colorado Springs school board members “evil twins” for backing a plan to let a high-scoring K-8 charter school, Cesar Chavez, turn a so-so district-run elementary, Hunt, into a charter.
The two state legislators want to let local school boards deny charter applications with no right of appeal to the state’s Charter Schools Institute.