In Colorado, where a booming economy belies a chronically underfunded public education system, education advocates filed four ballot initiatives earlier this month to divert millions of dollars in yearly funding to schools without raising taxes.
Colorado Schools Are Getting More Money. Bigger Changes Could Be On the Way.
When Colorado schools reopen in the fall, most of them will have a lot more money to work with — between 10% and 12% more per student for the typical district — and schools that serve large numbers of students who live in poverty and English learners will be the biggest beneficiaries.
State Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik’s Claims To Be Pro-Education Contradict Her Voting Record
State Sen. Beth Martinez Humenik, a Republican from Thornton who’s up for reelection in one of Colorado’s most competitive Senate districts, has been touting herself as a former educator who “supports funding schools to provide our children with great teachers and the quality education that every child deserves,” according to her website.