Updated: October 19, 2013 at 8:50 pm
WHY VOTE AGAINST 66
• No guarantees the funds would boost children’s academic performance or reach classrooms.
• By redistributing funds based on arbitrary ZIP codes, some children may not receive the education they need or deserve.
• Taxpayers in some school districts would pay almost twice as much into the system as their school districts get back.
• It’s a bad time for Colorado families still struggling in this economic recovery.
• It will hurt the economy.
• There are no measures in the bill that hold anyone accountable for achievement.
• Instituting a permanent, billion-dollar-per- year tax increase would make Colorado a less attractive place to live, work, and invest
• Small businesses will have fewer dollars with which to create jobs.
• Districts could use the money to backfill.
• Fund distribution creates inequities all over the state.
• Many school districts would receive a fraction of what their local taxpayers pay into the system.
Coloradans for real education
WHY VOTE FOR 66
• Reduce class sizes by expanding local control over funding and hiring more than 1,000 new teachers statewide
• Invest in early childhood education, provide funding to enroll 25,000 at-risk 3- and 4-year-olds in preschool and make full-day kindergarten available without cost to parents.
• Support students by providing additional funding for special education, gifted and talented students, and supporting at-risk students and English language learners.
• Ensure accountability by allowing taxpayers to compare school spending across the state and by conducting ongoing evaluations for cost and effectiveness.
• Strengthen professional development for principals and teachers.
• Allow districts to offer longer school days or years and flexible learning opportunities such as online learning, work study, internships and concurrent enrollment.
• Increase funding for charter schools and small and rural districts.
• Investments in classroom technology.
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