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Entries from January 2012

Health care takes bite out of education funds

January 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Budgeting is about setting priorities. In most states, K-12 education is the top priority and receives the lion’s share of funding.  Yet across the country, states are grappling with a budget monster that pits education funding against federal health care mandates. In the last three years, total spending on K-12 education in Colorado has fallen [...]

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Rationality eludes judge in school lawsuit

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

When Gov. John Hickenlooper announced that the state will appeal a Denver court’s ruling that the state inadequately funds education, he acknowledged what Judge Sheila Rappaport — and previously the Colorado Supreme Court — would not: money is a finite resource, even when it’s spent on worthy causes and when it’s spent by government. The [...]

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