Colorado educators ready for PERA reform conversation

The Colorado Senate made the opening move today in the anticipated debate to shore up the state’s public employee retirement system by introducing Senate Bill 200. The Colorado Education Association is committed to working with lawmakers and other stakeholders to improve PERA, but only by implementing solutions that fix the financial stability of educators’ retirement funds.

Colorado educators reach into own pockets for classroom expenses

New CEA report reveals its member-educators spend average of $656 per year out-of-pocket to meet student needs

Because Colorado short-changes public education funding by close to a billion dollars per year, the Colorado Education Association wanted to know: How much do educators spend of their own money on their students and classrooms? The answer is shocking.