#GSTC2018 What and Why

If you see this:

OR this:

There’s likely a petition close by that you should sign!

Why?

  • Colorado is experiencing a teacher shortage crisis — 95% of teachers in rural districts don’t make enough salary to meet the cost of living.
  • Colorado ranks #2 in return on educational investment, but we don’t invest enough to eliminate our achievement gaps.
  • Half of Colorado school districts have one or more schools operating on a 4-day school week.
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  • Education funding has not recovered from the recession: In the 2017-18 school year alone, Colorado schools were underfunded by nearly $830 million.
  • Colorado’s investment in education is lagging behind other states. We rank near the bottom in personal income invested in education.
  • Colorado needs to spend between $2,000 and $2,800 more per pupil to meet the national average.

 

The Great School, Thriving Communities Initiative (#93):

 

 

 

Creates sustainable support for schools and relief to state budget!

 

Sign a petition!

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Tell everyone you know!

Use this link to get in touch with the team: https://goo.gl/forms/h2jGQypKGQAZeay02

Don’t wait until it’s too late!

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