How to support public education in

Colorado

Know the Issues

These are the challenges and opportunities facing public education in Colorado.

Education Funding

Education Funding

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights

Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. All public education employees deserve the right to negotiate a fair contract. Educators must advocate for fair pay, better working conditions and our students.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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Privatization

Privatization

Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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Vouchers

Vouchers

Taking already scarce funding from local public schools and giving it to private schools hurts student opportunities.

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They side with students

These elected officials support public education in your state.
Gov. Jared Polis (D)
Governor
Rep. Diane DeGette (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Rep. Joe Neguse (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Rep. Jason Crow (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
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Take action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live.

1

Hold them accountable

For every child to have the opportunity to succeed, politicians must fight for quality public schools. Pledge to help us hold your elected officials accountable to Colorado's students!

2

Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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