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Teacher compensation vs. professions with similar education

A recent study from the Education Law Center, a group that advocates for more school funding, ranked Colorado dead last in the competitiveness of its teacher salaries. The typical 25-year-old teacher at the beginning of her career in Colorado makes just 69 percent of what her peers with similar education levels who work similar hours earn.

Teachers are not the problem…

This short video clip of Principal Lyn Bajaj at Field Elementary School in Littleton Public Schools speaks to what the real problem is... 

The effects of poverty are real

This short video clip of Principal Lyn Bajaj at Field Elementary School in Littleton Public Schools reminds us of the real effects of poverty.According to the Kids Count website at http://www.coloradokids.org/data/kidscount/:In the 2015-16 school year, there were more than 350 schools across Colorado in which at least 75 percent of students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch (FRL), a threshold commonly used to identify high-poverty schools. In 2015, more than 320,000 children—one in four Colorado kids—lived in a family in which no parent had regular, full-time employment.

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When we invest in our schools fairly, sustainably, completely, we invest in our future.Quality education is the foundation of individual opportunity, community vitality and a prosperous economy. With the demand for qualified workers currently outstripping the supply, it is increasingly important to our students, communities, businesses and our state that all children—regardless of where they live or how they learn—have access to great classrooms and the educational opportunities and services they need to succeed.Funding a strong public education system is the best investment Coloradans can make to strengthen our economy, create thriving ...

“I’m Keeping the Promise”

When we invest in our schools fairly, sustainably, completely, we invest in our future.Quality education is the foundation of individual opportunity, community vitality and a prosperous economy. With the demand for qualified workers currently outstripping the supply, it is increasingly important to our students, communities, businesses and our state that all children—regardless of where they live or how they learn—have access to great classrooms and the educational opportunities and services they need to succeed.Funding a strong public education system is the best investment Coloradans can make to strengthen our economy, create thriving ...

Let’s Dream Bigger

When we invest in our schools fairly, sustainably, completely, we invest in our future.Quality education is the foundation of individual opportunity, community vitality and a prosperous economy. With the demand for qualified workers currently outstripping the supply, it is increasingly important to our students, communities, businesses and our state that all children—regardless of where they live or how they learn—have access to great classrooms and the educational opportunities and services they need to succeed.Funding a strong public education system is the best investment Coloradans can make to strengthen our economy, create thriving ...

What Happened To All That Pot Money?

When Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, there was a lot of talk of that money helping schools. So what happened?

Inequities across school districts are growing

Districts are able to pass mill levy overrides (MLO) of up to 25% to increase local funding (30% for rurals). Additional overrides for kindergarten, transportation and tech are also possible.There are 58 school districts that have never passed a MLO, 63 that have not passed a MLO since the Negative Factor hit schools in 2010, and 57 that have passed one or more MLOs since 2010.

Colorado’s investment in education compared to other states has plummeted

How does Colorado compare to other states in the US? The green base line at $0 is the national average. The red line depicts Colorado’s funding compared to the national average.Think about it…other states struggled through the Great Recession as did Colorado. Regardless of these challenging economic times, other states are reinvesting in education and Colorado is not.Colorado is digging a hole that is getting deeper and deeper and we are falling more and more behind the national average.

Colorado’s economy is one of the best

Colorado has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, yet we are not adequately or equitably funding our schools. This sampling of news stories provides additional details on Colorado's economy:Colorado economy remains limber as nation's stiffens Unemployment rate too low Home-value rally Labor market feeling squeeze National index: Denver doing better than most since recessionDenver did better than most metro areas in the country in growing its economy coming out of the Great Recession, but it struggled to translate those gains into prosperity for the widest range of its residents, according to the Inclusive Growth ...