Gabriel Christus
Tearny Brewer, a freshman at Chatfield High School, makes a sign for the student protest at South Simms Street and West Ken Caryl Avenue on Sept. 24.
Harsh lessons: Classroom work a casualty as politics plague Jeffco school district

Student protests and teacher sick-outs in Jeffco Public Schools have put the county’s K-12 system at the center of national media coverage and further polarized the already-strife-torn school district.

Two weeks ago, school board member Julie Williams, one of three conservatives elected last November, proposed a curriculum review committee designed to boost patriotism and downplay civil disorder in Advanced Placement history classes.