Do you think proposed Colorado Senate Bill 13-260, which would change K-12 public school financing for fiscal year 2013-2014 by increasing base per-pupil funding, among other changes, would benefit Moffat County schools?

Yes. Any increase in per-pupil funding from the state only would mean good things for local schools. 50 votes

40.98%

No. The bill probably would require a tax increase, it doesn’t account for how much the changes would cost and it doesn’t address the real problems with public education in Colorado. 63 votes

51.64%

I don’t know enough about Senate Bill 13-260 to have an opinion. 9 votes

7.38%

122 total votes

Comments

citizensforgrowth 12 months ago

Sure extra money will be a benefit to the schools but nothing will change until the real problems are addressed. The educational system will gladly take all of your money if you give it to them. By now we have all seen without a doubt that just throwing more money at things does not solve the problem. There are many examples at the national level but locally we can point to the hospital which spent millions on a new building but still faces the same challenges it did at the old location. And we have the local school system, new middle school but stagnant or falling test scores. How many more monuments to ourselves do we need to build before this sinks in?

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MikeCR 12 months ago

If those of you who voted "No. The bill probably would require a tax increase, it doesn’t account for how much the changes would cost and it doesn’t address the real problems with public education in Colorado" had read the info on the bill, you would have realized that there is no tax increase. Making assumptions about things makes you look ignorant. This is about the future of Craig and about the future of your children and grandchildren. If you believe that your children don't deserve a better education, then by all means vote for it, but I don't believe for a second that there is one parent or grandparent in Craig, or Colorado who thinks their child doesn't deserve a better education. The education system throughout the country needs help, but that doesn't mean we should starve it out of existence. The only people we'd be hurting are the children.

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citizensforgrowth 12 months ago

So you are saying that the only solution to the failed policies and practices of the educational system we have in place today is to feed the beast more money and all will be well? I believe every child deserves better than the utter garbage that passes for public education today. I refuse to just throw more money at the problem just so I can sleep better at night and say that I at least did something even though it accomplished absolutely nothing. I would be more than willing to give you your money under one condition. When test scores do not improve we sit down and address the real problem and fix it.

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