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Senate casts aside amendments supporting local control of schools as it forges ahead with another unfunded mandate

For a second year, some Colorado legislators are attempting to directly assault the ability of elected school boards to control local education money. The Senate is closer to passing Senate Bill 61, a mandate from the state which would force districts to funnel funds raised in local mill levy elections to charter schools, even if those schools did not exist when the election was held.

Rallies across Colorado make last appeal for Sen. Gardner to Dump DeVos

“Tell Sen. Gardner Dump DeVos” was the name of the rally and a few hundred parents and educators turned out, Feb. 4, to demonstrate their displeasure with President Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos. The group gathered on the street below the Denver office of Sen. Cory Gardner, who likely has the power to derail the nomination of the billionaire lobbyist and longtime Republican Party donor.

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