U.S. Education Secretary Lauds Colorado School Financing Overhaul

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: July 19, 2013

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?'”

Read more about his comments in The Denver Post, and see past editions of KidsFlash for more information about the school finance overhaul and ballot measure.

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.

Beza Taddess

About Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess is the Communications Director at the Colorado Children's Campaign. In this role, she manages our communications team in advancing and supporting the Children’s Campaign’s work through digital and traditional communications strategies. Beza strives to apply inclusive and innovative communications protocols to ensure all people are seen and heard. She joined the Children’s Campaign as part of the Public Interest Fellowship Program in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Sociology from Colorado College. She received her master’s degree from University of Colorado Denver in May of 2021.