Amendement 66 Gets National Attention

During this campaign season, GSV subscribers have asked important questions about Amendment 66.  Thank you to our subscribers for reaching out to learn more.  We are pleased that Amendment 66 is allowing us to have a statewide discussion about our values and priorities.

Now – Amendment 66 is gaining national attention.  On Monday, op-ed columnist Frank Bruni wrote in the NY Times A Bold Bid for Better Schools.  Mr. Bruni writes “the state is on the precipice of something big.”  He highlights Amendment 66‘s comprehensive approach to education funding and reform, and praises Colorado for crafting a forwarding thinking, solution oriented proposal.

To quote Mr. Bruni, the Amendment 66 “education overhaul is a shrewd grab bag of ideas from different camps that recognizes the political imperative of such eclecticism and the lack of any magic bullet for student improvement.  It invests in early childhood education, teacher training, a fund for innovative projects, charters.  It ratchets up local control and flexibility, giving principals an unprecedented degree of autonomy over spending.  It also enables parents to see, online, how much money goes into instruction versus administration at their children’s schools.  There’s transparency.  Accountability.”

Please continue to send your questions to us and consider joining GSV Leadership in support of Amendment 66. Make sure your ballot is postmarked by Nov. 2 or dropped off by Nov. 5.

About Grassroots St. Vrain

GSV is an independent, non profit organization whose vision is a St. Vrain Valley community that is informed about education funding in Colorado and empowered to take action for the benefit of our schools.
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