The West Steps: The layers of school finance dysfunction explained

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: February 1, 2019

This week on The West Steps we have the ultimate digestible explanation of the foundational layer of inequality in our school finance system: the property tax system that feeds it. Spend 20 minutes with Leslie Colwell and Beza Taddess while you walk the dog or make dinner, and you will be enlightened on one of the most complicated problems with our state education system. We all have a responsibility to ensure every kid in Colorado has a great education, and that starts with taking the time to understand the problem on our hands. As a reward you’ll hear about a potential solution lawmakers are considering—right now—and what you can do to help it advance.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit