Great Futures Celebrates 1st Birthday!

The Great Futures Coalition formed in January 2010 and is celebrating its first birthday as a Coalition of now 30 organizations. Great Futures is always expanding and looking to encompass more and more of the groups who understand the importance of a quality education for all of Colorado students from preschool through college.

Here’s a look at our “Top Ten” after just one year of existence:

Together, we collected and delivered over 2,600 petition signatures to legislators including more than 1,000 stories documenting the impact of cuts …

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DECIDE Frequently Asked Questions

Left with no other options, the legislature is now considering a budget that will cut hundreds of millions of dollars from K-12 education – about $400-500 per pupil. Colorado already funds its schools $1,900 below the national average. Without action at the ballot, the 2011-12 budget will bring even deeper cuts to every public school in Colorado.

Higher education is also in trouble. Colorado ranks 48th in the country in state funding for higher education. The higher education funding cliff threatens the sustainability, quality, and affordability of colleges and universities in Colorado.

Is that what Colorado voters want?

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Great Futures Start With A Great Education

Colorado’s economy depends upon a quality public education system. We don’t need experts to tell us that everybody—employees, employers, new and old businesses—benefit from a public education system that is solidly supported and producing great citizens. We also know that prospective new employers looking at Colorado consider the public education system as one of the top infrastructure priorities. Pre-K-20 public education is not only a key economic development tool; we know it is critical to the civic health …

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