This proposal would take an issue that is usually focused at the state level, into the hands of the local community. With state and federal funds for college dwindling every year, an initiative like this could place very needed dollars back into students' hands. However, even though the tax increase is small, local voters wonder why they are left picking up the state's slack.
Wherever the money comes from, it is very needed by Colorado students. The article emphasizes that Colorado is 47th in higher education funding, and that a majority of Colorado students take on the burden of 70% of the cost of their education.
Read the full article here which in addition to above addresses the challenges TABOR poses to funding education, whether scholarship programs will have any effect on the increasing cost of college tuition, and more on how these programs could help Colorado students.
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Credit to The Denver Post
Posted by Haley DiRenzo