Online radio series to examine Colorado education funding
CEA is proud to further advance the conversation of K-12 public education funding in Colorado by sponsoring a three-part series on MileHiRadio entitled “Planning for Colorado’s Future in Education."
The series starts Thursday, August 9, at 3:00 p.m. on MileHiRadio's "The Leader's Edge" show with Dave Meyer. The first show, an hour-long segment called "Setting the Stage: Where We Are Today," will feature Tracie Rainey, executive director of the Colorado School Finance Project, and Charlie Brown, former director of the the Center for Colorado's Economic Future.
Colorado legislators will debate public education and funding policy in the following shows. Sen. Cheri Jahn and Rep. Ken Summers will discuss "Prospects for a Better Tomorrow" Aug. 16, with Rep. Judy Solano and Rep. Tom Massey rounding out the series by "Overcoming the Obstacles" Aug. 23.
“We put this program together so that experts from unbiased organizations could provide factual information, and leaders from both sides of the political table could address possible solutions for our state,” commented Denny Hill, director of series producer Strategic Resources West. “Education funding has not kept pace with business and personal income growth. Why is there such a disconnect between incomes and education funding? It’s the leaders of our great state that must help us move forward, and we hope to lead the conversations in a positive direction.”
CEA encourages all members to listen to these important shows that will raise awareness of the state of education and education funding in Colorado. Listen to the shows, Aug. 9, 16 and 23 at 3:00 each afternoon at this link to MileHiRadio - look for the "Listen Live, Click here!" icon.