Well, in part, getting a walk out rolling in nice weather probably isn't as hard as it might seem, but beyond that the protests are focused on the following, according to the Denver Post:
Community members are angry about an evaluation-based system for awarding raises to educators and a proposed curriculum committee that would call for promoting "positive aspects" of the United States.I'm not sure what an "evaluation based system for awarding raises to educators" actually means. That's vague enough that, without further explanaion, it'd be hard to know what they're talking about really. As for the curriculum, the post reports the following:
The curriculum proposal, crafted by board member Julie Williams, calls for a nine-member panel to "review curricular choices for conformity to JeffCo academic standards, accuracy and omissions," and present information accurately and objectively.
Interesting how this has worked. The students apparently are offended and feel that they're going to be fed propaganda, and are reacting. So, accidentally, the materials are resulting in civil disorder and social strife.
Williams' proposal calls for instructional material presenting "positive aspects" of U.S. heritage that "promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights." Materials should not, it says, "encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law."
Logic would or should dictate that students just get the straight scoop on stuff, whatever that is, science, history, or whatever. In recent years that has always been the case, on the political right or the political left. At least in Jefferson County, students appear to have taken note to some extent.
Of course, the nice weather doesn't hurt either.