Colorado has one of the fastest growing economies in the country, yet we spend roughly $2,800 less than the national average on each student, and the majority of our school districts have teacher shortages because Colorado has the least competitive teacher wages in the country.
Amendment 73 will give schools the funding they desperately need by creating a new revenue stream for local school districts that politicians and bureaucrats in Denver can’t raid. And it would provide equitable funding for all Colorado school districts by asking those benefiting the most from Colorado’s growth—corporations and the wealthy—to contribute a little more.
We can’t forget that strong public schools are the backbone of healthy communities, preparing students to be good citizens and make positive contributions. For more information about Amendment 73, including details of the proposal, information about how it directly helps local school districts, and information about how to volunteer, please visit www.gstc2018.org.