Monday, December 12, 2016

This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? | Chalkbeat

This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? | Chalkbeat:

This lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee?


One of the newest Republican members of the House Education Committee was sent to a Jefferson County jail on Friday for violating the terms of his divorce by attempting to opt out one of his children from the state’s English and math tests.
A spokesman for House Republicans told Chalkbeat Friday after the news of State Rep. Tim Leonard’s 14-day jail sentence that party leadership has not discussed stripping Leonard of his seat on the committee that vets proposed education legislation.  
State Rep. Tim Leonard
House Democrats did not hesitate to weigh in.  
“It is absurd to imagine Rep. Leonard taking a seat on the House Education Committee … and making important decisions for Colorado’s students when a judge has prohibited Rep. Leonard from making educational decisions regarding his own children,” Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst said in a statement.
Leonard, a Republican from Evergreen, was ordered Friday to spend two weeks in jail after being found in contempt of court for attempting to make decisions for his children — something that is prohibitedThis lawmaker was jailed after trying to get his child out of a state test. Will he remain on the House education committee? | Chalkbeat:

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