What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Part 3

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Part 2

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up? Part 1

Ballot Issue 3A Gets the Babelfish Treatment


So we are all about to get our blue books for our local elections in the mail. The blue books are most folks’ first peak at the actual language that we will soon see on our ballots that follow in the mail shortly after. If you’ve ever put together a piece of Ikea furniture, you appreciate the sense of exasperation that similarly comes from trying to decipher a ballot question.

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Painting the Whole Picture

Complete Picture

So, maybe you heard: Eagle County School District is asking voters to approve two tax measures on the November 2016 ballot. A bonding approval will help fund desperately-needed improvements to aging school buildings and other infrastructure. A mill levy override (don't panic, definitions are forthcoming) will deliver operating resources to help our schools continue cultivating the talented students who will become tomorrow's productive citizens. Simple, right?

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Crisitunity! --or-- When You're Last, You've Got Nowhere to Go but Up: The State of Public Education Funding in Colorado


Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for crisis as they do for opportunity? Well, public education in eagle County has its own crisitunity.

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Making Our Own Bed - just how did we get here, anyway?

Where to now, Mr. Peabody?

In our last episode, we were left wondering just how Colorado has thrown its lot in with the poorest states, when it comes to funding public education, while having one of the strongest state economies in recent years. Well, grab your goggles, kiddies, we’re going on a trip in the Wayback Machine…

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Making Lemonade - what the funding crisis looks like in Eagle County

 bad lemonade

We’ve seen the big picture now…the somber state of public education funding in Colorado, and just how it got so gloomy. Now we’ll bring it back home and see how the funding fertilizer looks in our own backyard and just how our garden grows with (or without) it.

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