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posted Nov 18, 2015, 12:30 PM by Douglass PTO

Maybe you've heard that Colorado's economy is one of the strongest in the nation.

That's why the Governor just submitted a budget to the legislature that will result in cuts to our schools next year.

Wait . . . what?!

You read that right.  Because of outdated formulas in our constitution, the state is slated to turn away revenues even though our schools and students are still reeling from cuts made to schools during the recession.

We think that's just irresponsible.  

The legislature's budget writers -- the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) -- are starting their work on the budget this week.  We need them to explore every possible avenue to create a budget that puts kids before refunds.

That's why we're asking you to sign our petition to tell the JBC to act responsibly for Colorado's students.

Eventually, it will be up to the voters of Colorado to make real progress toward funding schools well enough so every student graduates ready for success.  (Stay tuned.  We're on it.)  

In the meantime, we shouldn't let our legislators off the hook for doing everything they can to invest in students, now that revenues have recovered.

Our students should not be sacrificing while our economy is growing.  Together we can put Colorado on a wiser path. 

Sincerely,

Lisa Weil
Executive Director
Great Education Colorado

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