However, Colorado school district Superintendents are wasting no time getting to work for their students. Currently, about 170 Colorado Superintendents are at the State Capitol asking legislators not to increase the negative factor in the education budget. The negative factor is part of a complicated school finance formula that allows the state to essentially decrease school funding every year (to learn more, read here).
The infographic above from the Colorado School Finance Project shows how per pupil spending in Colorado has decreased over the last ten years, and where Colorado sits compared to the national average (warning: it’s not great).
Colorado state legislators officially go back to work tomorrow, and school finance is expected to be a hot topic in this year’s legislative session. You can sign a statement in support of the Superintendents here to show you believe our students deserve more!
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Posted by Haley DiRenzo
Credit to Colorado School Finance Project, Great Education Colorado, and The Denver Post