Gut Check

Which Colorado do you want to live in:

A) One where we limit and cut funding for education in good economic times because of a formula in the constitution that requires automatic tax rebates;


B) A Colorado where we use growing revenues to reverse education cuts and invest in the future of our students, our communities, our economy and a vibrant middle class.

If you agree that full-day kindergarten, well-supported students and teachers, and individual attention are worth more than a $20 tax rebate, you need to add your voice to our petition telling state leaders to Keep the Surplus for our kids.

Because of TABOR, Colorado is currently on “automatic pilot.”  Without action, the state will return tax dollars when we could be paying back the $1000 per pupil debt we owe to our students.  That means it’s not enough to want Colorado to choose “B.”  To help put Colorado back on track, we all need to step up and tell Governor Hickenlooper and every state legislator that we expect them to do whatever it takes to do right by Colorado students.

Cutting schools during a recession is one thing.  Cutting them when employment, income and revenues are growing is just wrong.

Please take just 30 seconds to sign the petition and then to give your friends and colleagues the chance to do the same.  It doesn’t take long, but it will make a difference that will last.

Thanks for all you do for Colorado’s students, classrooms and schools!

P.S. If you haven’t seen the adorable video below proving it’s better to invest than receive, you must!  Watch and share!

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  1. Kathleen Butler on February 26, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I think that preschool is an extraordinary time for children to begin the process of learning. In Denver, where I live, funding has been made available for children from low income homes and I hope that will continue.

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