Not OK with how Colorado is funding education? Sign our letter to legislators.
[Update: We just delivered 5,200 signatures and thousands of stories to the legislature, but we're still collecting names and stories, so sign below. Next step -- making sure state leaders answer our questions.]
Is it OK that, across Colorado, class sizes are growing, the school year is shrinking, college tuition is rising, and art, music, foreign languages and physical education programs are being drastically reduced?
We know the impact of cuts and we know it's not OK. But do our legislators?
Help us find out by signing the letter to legislators (below) and by adding your own “It’s not OK!” story. (For example, "It's not OK that my son's school can't afford hands-on science curriculum.")
As citizens of Colorado, we want you to know that the way our state is funding education is simply not OK. Colorado's failure to provide necessary resources to our schools, colleges and universities is endangering the future of our students, communities, and economy.
We request that you read our stories about the lack of adequate education resources and that you respond to these two questions:
1) Do you recognize the effect that reduced funding is having on students -- preschool through higher ed? and
2) Is it OK with you?
We know you have difficult decisions ahead, and we honor your service. What we seek is an open conversation about the real consequences of poor funding for education.
We look forward to your response, which will be posted on the Great Futures Colorado website.