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View Poll Results: Colorado Voters: Who is your pick for the 2018 election?
Bill Hammons -- Unity Party 1 1.72%
Scott Helker -- Libertarian 1 1.72%
Jared Polis -- Democrat 35 60.34%
Walker Stapleton -- Republican 20 34.48%
Other / Write-in Candidate (care to tell us who it is?) 1 1.72%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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LOL, yeah! I'm gay. One person actually came up to me today, at work, to ask if I was 'proud and excited' about our new governor. While her question was well-intentioned, I simply said, 'no.'

I didn't vote for him, though I hope he does a good job, for the sake of everyone who lives here! But on a more important level, there's more to me than that. I'm not going to vote for another gay person simply because I'm gay. I think like most people, many of us make decisions about voting based on who has the most compelling platform and who we think would do the best job vs something more trivial like sexual orientation.
Lol. You don’t like being treated like the rest of us. As a white man, If I vote for a man, it’s assumed I’m sexist, and if I vote for a white guy, it’s assumed I’m racist. Since I voted for a republican, I must be homophobic. Welcome to the PC SJW civil rights world the leftists have created.
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Old Yesterday, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Lol. You donít like being treated like the rest of us. As a white man, If I vote for a man, itís assumed Iím sexist, and if I vote for a white guy, itís assumed Iím racist. Since I voted for a republican, I must be homophobic. Welcome to the PC SJW civil rights world the leftists have created.
Yea it sure is terrible we can't be sexist or racist anymore those darn SJWs ruining everything!!
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Old Yesterday, 02:32 PM
 
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"Free Preschool"- PC-speak for free CHILDCARE (paid for by people who do NOT have kids).
Although I always vote D, I assume that a whole new benefit while regular education suffers is just not gonna happen. Don't care if Polis promised it. Not gonna happen and that's fine.
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Old Yesterday, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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I can only assume you don't have kids, or you'd have a clearer understanding of what Preschool actually is these days. Kindergarten is now considered an academic year, with kids expected to learn how to read by the time the finish that year, so yes, preschool has a large academic component to get them to readiness to be reading in kindergarten. I'm not saying I necessarily agree with that, but it's reality. So no, Preschool and childcare are not synonymous any more than elementary school and childcare are the same thing.
If a kid doesn't at least have a basic reading knowledge by the time they start kindergarten then their parent(s) have done a pretty poor job.
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Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM
 
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If a kid doesn't at least have a basic reading knowledge by the time they start kindergarten then their parent(s) have done a pretty poor job.
There you go- the best post of the day regarding this topic!

Lazy parents (glued to social media 24x7 maybe?) always expect the rest of society to raise their kids.
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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If a kid doesn't at least have a basic reading knowledge by the time they start kindergarten then their parent(s) have done a pretty poor job.
. Do you have kids? When do you think kids start reading?

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There you go- the best post of the day regarding this topic!

Lazy parents (glued to social media 24x7 maybe?) always expect the rest of society to raise their kids.
Or they’re working 12 hour shifts at minimum wage trying to feed their kids?

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Old Yesterday, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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I thought it was funny that the national news is going bonkers over that Polis is gay. Maybe I just didn't pay much attention to it, but ... I didn't even know that? It was a non-issue for me, and for a lot of people, I'm assuming. A good thing, imo, that it is a non-issue for Coloradans, meaning I imagine not many people made it a reason to vote for/against him.
Yes, I noticed that, too. I don't think most voters even thought twice about it.
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Old Yesterday, 04:36 PM
 
Location: The analog world
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If a kid doesn't at least have a basic reading knowledge by the time they start kindergarten then their parent(s) have done a pretty poor job.
Please. I have three kids. One, the oldest, started reading competently at the end of the first grade. The second started reading competently in third grade. The youngest blew both of his older siblings out of the water and was reading well in kindergarten. All three were raised in a loving home with attentive parents who are regular readers. They were just each on their own schedule. Of note, the one who started reading in third grade is the most academically advanced of the three.

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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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There you go- the best post of the day regarding this topic!

Lazy parents (glued to social media 24x7 maybe?) always expect the rest of society to raise their kids.
When I started school in the 1960s (before social media and in a well educated household with a father who was a professional and a SAHM - pretty much everything people choose to remember when they idealize the 50s and early 60s), the "norm" was learning to read in first grade. Kindergarten was mainly learning ABCs, colors, shapes and how to be away from mom for 1/2 day and follow directions in a group setting.
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Yeah, it's pretty easy to figure out the non-parents and ignore what they have to say on this particular subject.

And Barry, as for elementary schools not adding preK, they literally do not have the space to add another grade. If a school has say 4 classrooms per grade level (a pretty average number), they don't have 4 empty classrooms to fit additional classes into.

Some DPS schools do offer ECE , but usually just one or two classrooms' worth, and there is always a waiting list. That's why they leverage existing preschool programs and help fund tuition for that via parental reimbursement.
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