U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul
Colorado’s efforts to modernize its system for funding public education have garnered national attention. This week, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told The Denver Post that he backs Gov. John Hickenlooper’s support of recent school finance legislation and the upcoming ballot measure to increase education investments.
“The governor is trying to make a very significant play here to make a huge investment in education and wants to make sure that the state is not investing in the status quo but in a vision of reform,” Duncan said. “This is sort of the crux of the debate the country is having is ‘do we view education as an expense or do we view it as an investment?'”
Secretary Duncan’s comments come at a critical time as signatures are currently being collected to ensure Colorado voters have the chance to support this groundbreaking effort. Visit the Colorado Commits to Kids website for more information. There are a few days left to gather petitions; to help out visit Great Education Colorado’s website.