Denver School Board member Tay Anderson continues his string of embarrassing behavior in the lead-up to Election Day.
Anderson was supposed to be considering public comment on adding a proposed DSST charter high school during a meeting Thursday.
Instead, Anderson spent the public comment session tweeting about the presidential debate.
It’s called multitasking you should try it sometime, Jen. https://t.co/ZC6fnEQGlH
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) October 23, 2020
Following public comment, Anderson proceeded to vote along with four other members of the board to establish a “long list” of “conditions” (red tape) that delayed Noel Middle School’s plans to expand and open a high school next year.
The 2022 opening date means 161 eighth-graders at Noel won’t immediately continue to an accompanying high school, as happens at most other DSST schools. DSST is not happy with the school board’s vote. A spokesperson said the network plans to appeal the decision to the State Board of Education.
“Justice delayed is exactly the same thing as justice denied in this case,” said DSST Noel middle school Principal Brandi Chin.
Noel Middle School is the top performing middle school in the city and serves predominantly minority and low income students, making it all the more obvious Anderson’s opposition to the school’s expansion is entirely political.
A few weeks ago Anderson traveled to Washington, D.C. to rally against now Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett.
It’s unclear who exactly paid for Anderson’s trip — he doesn’t have an actual job — although he did promote a series of GoFundMe’s to raise anonymous cash with zero transparency as to how it was spent.
Following Barrett’s confirmation, Anderson continued to set a wonderful example on exercising civility for students in the DPS system.
Look I’m not going to hide it, I support packing the hell out of the courts. #PACKTHATMF
— Tay Anderson (@TayAndersonCO) October 27, 2020
Just four weeks ago Anderson used similar language to attack the integrity of law enforcement officers in Colorado.
— Michael Fields (@MichaelCLFields) September 24, 2020
Anderson’s ascent as the leader of the left in Colorado with his immature brand of social activism aside, when he’s raising anonymous money for political activities, is that even legal for school board members?
If Anderson is more interested in politics than the actual work of providing an education for Denver’s children, surely conservatives can find a worthy candidate to relieve him of his burden of having to sit through public comment periods at school board meetings?