Denver Public Schools’ most toxic board member Auon’tai Anderson announced his reelection bid Wednesday with a video opening of what appears to symbolize a lynching mob calling his name while white hands tie a noose.
Then as a cut nose falls from the sky, and legs we are to assume belong to Anderson step away, the campaign pitch begins into his prized accomplishments of radically politicizing the educational process of our children.
It’s all so … Tay.
One year ago today, I was elected Vice President of the Denver School Board.
We have more work that needs to be done, and our best days are yet to come. This work is too important for me to walk away from now.
— Vice President Auon’tai M. Anderson (@DirectorTay) November 30, 2022
Missing among the many accomplishments he claims is any work to actually improving the education of children attending Denver Public Schools.
That’s what he promises to do if voters are foolish enough to reelect him next November.
It’s the “fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” approach to reelection politics.
If the at-large voters of Denver reelect this fool again, shame on you all.
PeakNation™ is more than familiar with Anderson’s political antics including his censure by fellow school board members after its months-long investigation into unbecoming behavior and other allegations against Anderson.
Anderson was elected to his first term with the backing of the teachers’ union, but his first term was wasted on victimization ploys, questionable fundraising tactics, and morally ambiguous behavior, as well as the political antics and unprofessional publicity stunts he continues to pull and disrupt board meetings.
Most recently Anderson teamed up with his political operative, Hashim Coates, to stage a hissy fit during public comment on proposed school closures.
Coates had the gall to demand a Spanish translator for his tirade in which he accused the Hispanic school board president of racism.
When President Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán threatened to have him removed, Anderson literally backed up behind Coates at the podium, glaring at security as if daring him to lay a hand on Coates.
It was all so Tay.
In his reelection announcement, Tay credits that stunt with halting any school closures in the Denver school system, including those that are draining precious funding and lack the students and personnel to keep doors open much longer.
Anderson’s hijinks and disruptions have gotten so over-the-top even the mainstream Denver media has dared to criticize him.
If Denver voters are serious about increasing graduation rates, closing the district’s tremendous gaps in test scores among Hispanic and Black students with white students, and finally doing something about the rapid decline in enrollment, the last thing they need is another four years of Auon’tai.