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Keep the TABOR Surplus for Kids Petition Delivery

We delivered petition signatures and stories to the Capitol on April 16, asking Gov. Hickenlopper and the legislature that we keep the TABOR surplus for kids. Download the full package of documentsPetition signaturesStoriesRepresentative Stories The signatures represent parents, grandparents, educators, business people and community members from across the state, including:...

Keep the TABOR Surplus for Kids Petition Signatures

Cities represented and the number of signatures as of April 9. If you haven’t already, add to your community’s representation by signing the petition here.  If you’ve already signed, share the Facebook link or use this tool to tell your family and friends to sign! Agate1Aguilar1Akron1Alamosa22Almont1Anton1Antonito1Arvada125Aspen5Aurora58Avon43Bailey4Basalt1Bayfield4Bellvue1Berthoud3Black Hawk3Boulder81Bow Mar1Boyero1Briggsdale1Brighton38Broomfield63Brush4Buena Vista1Burdett1Burlington1Calhan2Campo1Canon City4Carbondale10Castle...

Opportunity for a Long-term Fix?

**UPDATE -- April 28, 2015.  Sadly, after passing the House, HB 1334 was killed ("postponed indefinitely") by a 4-3 vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee this morning. Voting  against the bill were Senators Grantham,  Lambert, Sonnenberg and Woods.  Those supporting the bill were Senators Heath, Hodge, and Steadman. ** For the past several...

My Fun Morning at the State Capitol 

By Mary McNeil Cheever, Great Ed Volunteer and Advocate I recently signed up for Great Education Colorado’s Advocacy Day at the capitol to talk to my legislators about public education funding in my district.  Even though I have been involved, on and off, for years with education funding issues, I...

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; OR B) A Colorado where we use growing revenues to reverse education cuts and invest in...

Announcing a new initiative from Great Education Colorado

Access to a quality education is the civil rights movement of our time. Currently, Colorado is in the bottom 10 percent in the nation regarding per capita spending on education and has not provided children of color with the resources they need to graduate and enter college or the workforce....

Credit Where Credit is Due

After just the first day of Colorado's legislative season, there's no point in trying to predict if this will be a good year for Colorado's students.  There's no way to know right now if the legislature will make investment in teaching and in our classrooms a high priority. But we...