Coalition rejects claims of bias in survey

Posted 4/12/19

Though the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition has said its “community stakeholder” survey is only one avenue of its approach to calling for the firing of Principal Natalie Pramenko and …

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Coalition rejects claims of bias in survey

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Though the Arapahoe High School Community Coalition has said its “community stakeholder” survey is only one avenue of its approach to calling for the firing of Principal Natalie Pramenko and reforms at the school, critics say it's a poor tool for gauging public backlash.

“While there's information that should be reviewed, look at the results of the survey for what they are,” said Derek Johnson, a parent of an Arapahoe student, at an April 11 school board meeting. “It was designed to push a specific agenda. It's a poorly constructed survey. There's no control over who fills it out or how many times they take it.”

Jessica Peck, the coalition's attorney, pushed back against the characterization at the same meeting.

Peck said the survey uses software that will weed out multiple submissions from the same computer or internet connection, or responses that appear to be identical. She also dismissed allegations that the questions are leading.

“Suggestions of slanted questions or bias or improper methodology are false and inaccurate,” Peck said. “We will provide unedited response from over 1,200 people who have responded to this survey.”

The survey seeks responses from “community stakeholders,” which it defines as “Current students at Arapahoe High School, parents of students present and past, as well as alumni, staff and the greater public surrounding the school, such as residential neighbors and merchants who serve the students.”

Peck said she looks forward to presenting survey results at the April 25 school board meeting.

“We shall all encourage passionate dissent during a difficult time where none of us have all the answers or a lockhold on truth,” she said.

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