The Colorado Education Network is bringing together people and organizations who support public education and that are committed to finding common ground in ensuring it is available to all.

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Network members agree:

  • Public education is the bedrock of our society, our communities and our democracy.
  • Colorado’s future depends on adequate and equitable investment in our public schools and students.
  • Because Colorado’s current school finance system provides insufficient and inequitable funding:
    • Colorado students do not have adequate and/or equitable access to critical educational opportunities, supports, and individual attention;
    • Colorado’s school districts are unable to support a highly professional teaching force, equitably available to all students;
    • Unintended inequities among districts continue to grow; and,
    • We are not enabling all students to graduate ready for the workforce and/or post-secondary opportunities.
  • With students’ futures in the balance, the need to address Colorado’s school funding failures is immediate and urgent.

Network members will:

  • Help disseminate information about school funding to its constituents and to other interested organizations.
  • Stay informed about, and engaged in, ongoing efforts to improve the adequacy and equity of public education funding in Colorado.