It’ll take a modern day Robbin Hood to fix Colorado’s school finances




Colorado’s colleges usually are not funded equitably. Denver Post reporters illustrated the disparity final Sunday by heading to rural southern Colorado, the place one school district receives $5,000 much less per scholar than a district an hour’s drive away.

The reporting laid naked Colorado’s school funding debacle after which outlined one promising proposal this legislative session that would fix the issue.

Primero School District in Las Animas County enjoys one of many highest property-tax bases within the state (an assessed worth of virtually $350 million thanks to oil and fuel operations), but the state pays for 44 p.c of the district’s per- pupil prices.




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