Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law

Contact: Tara Manthey
Title: Vice President of Advocacy and Communications
Phone: 720-256-1312

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Great Teachers and Leaders Law


March 13th, 2018

DENVER—Statement from Colorado Children’s Campaign President and CEO Kelly Causey on today’s Colorado Supreme Court decision to uphold Senate Bill 10-191, the Great Teachers and Leaders law:

Quality teaching is the number one factor that schools can control that influences student achievement. The Great Teachers and Leaders Law, passed by the Colorado General Assembly in 2010 as Senate Bill 191, empowers school leaders to make hiring decisions that are in the best interest of their students.

Today the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed principals’ right to hire the teachers that are the best fit for their instructional team, which is essential to meeting the diverse needs of Colorado’s kids. The Colorado Children’s Campaign continues to support SB-191 because of the law’s role in helping to ensure that all students in Colorado have access to the quality pre-K through 12 education they need to graduate from high school prepared for college, careers, and life. We applaud the Supreme Court’s final decision.


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