No matter who Julie Williams is comparing to Nazis, it’s gross

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Julie Williams of the Jefferson County School Board.

Julie Williams of the Jefferson County School Board.

Jeffco School Board member Julie Williams hopped on her Facebook page July 14 and shared a link titled, “How did the Nazis control education?”

“Controlling education was a way of taking over the minds of children from kindergarten to university,” reads the article, published by Yad Vesham The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority. “Education was a major tool by which the Nazis’ racial policies were promoted and implemented. “In Nazi Germany, no one was allowed to think for themselves,” states the piece.

The post is shocking and confusing, which is in keeping with Williams behavior generally.

So I tried calling Williams so she could explain why she posted it, and to confirm, but I haven’t heard back yet.

Is Williams trying to say that the teachers, students, and others who’ve opposed the Jeffco School Board’s reforms are Nazis, because they’re getting involved and expressing their views about education policy?

Is Williams implying that the folks trying to remove her from the Jeffco School Board are Nazis, or at least acting like them, because they want different education policies than the ones Williams has backed?

Is Williams trying to say that the Common Core curriculum is backed by Nazis who want a Nazi-like takeover of America?

No matter what she’s trying to say by posting the Nazi article, it’s deep-sigh inappropriate and gross. You don’t accuse your opponents of acting like Nazis unless…they’re actually factually acting like Nazis. And obviously no none is doing so on either side of this debate.

10 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. davebarnes says:

    She is signaling — that soon — the JeffCo School Board will require certain children to wear pink triangles or yellow stars.

  2. mamajama55 says:

    That this woman continues to push nonsense like this, even just on a Facebook page, is more evidence that she should not have any power at all over kid's educations in Jeffco.

    And of course, it's more of the same Tea Party self-serving script – "I'm a victim- I disagree  patriotically, and you mean liberals are just like the Nazis trying to silence me."

  3. Progressicat says:

    Apparently, Ms. Williams has realized that she is bad at Facebook.  The page is no longer available.

    So, was she trying to express concern or just offering some tips?

    • Chickenheed says:

      Her level of stupidity cannot be contained. She'll find another way to show it.

      If this is what she lets out in public, imagine what kind of stupidity she spews in private.

    • mamajama55 says:

      That post is still up on Williams non-public page. As well as this gem.

       

      Mind you, common-core standards are part of  the Colorado Department of Education supported curriculum; all school districts in Colorado have to teach to these standards. the pacing and planning guides are based on common core standards. The only "health" related standards CO seems to have adopted are physical education standards. Nothing about teaching sex education, although buildings and districts can choose to incorporate age-appropriate teaching on parenting and family planning. .

      This is left up to school buildings to best fit their own populations. And Williams is calling her state mandated curriculum standards "pornography". Sheesh.

      And then she is equating the updating of No Child Left Behind (which guides schools in providing special education and english learner services)  to the devastation after a tornado.
      Williams continues to irresponsibly  undermine public education with these hyperbolic posts.

      Education is not Williams priority, even though it's supposed to be her mission as a School Board member.

       

      But the irresponsible, over-the-top posts are in line with her avowed tea party affiliation. Tea Party politics is Williams' priority.

       

  4. JeffcoDemo says:

    The gift that keeps on giving.  Thank you Ms. Williams.

  5. BlueCat says:

    While there is certainly room for legitimate disagreement on the optimal content of common core curricula, I think trying to "cleanse" the teaching of US history of anything that might be viewed in a negative light, as Williams and friends sought unsuccessfully to do, is both more Nazi like and more Soviet Communist like, just call it more totalitarian like, than anything ever dreamed of by the proponents of common core. 

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