Across-the-board education cuts will happen Friday unless…

Across-the-board cuts in federal education funding and other “discretionary” spending are scheduled to take effect this Friday, March 1. Democrats, Republicans, business leaders, economists, and educators agree that the cuts are a terrible idea.

Monday’s Denver Post reported that as a result of the cuts to federal education funding, “Almost 4,000 fewer Colorado special education students would receive support; 700 Colorado kids would lose access to school-readiness programs; and more than 100 teachers funded by Title I money could lose their jobs.”

While we are bracing for this terrible impact to Colorado students and schools, we know these cuts and job losses will not happen overnight – however, we expect Congress to take action well before the end of this school year.

You can help by contacting Colorado’s Congressional delegation and ask our members of Congress to stop the across-the-board education cuts:

Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet

Representatives Diana DeGette (CD 1), Jared Polis (CD 2), Scott Tipton (CD 3), Cory Gardner (CD 4), Doug Lamborn (CD 5), Mike Coffman (CD 6), and Ed Perlmutter (CD 7)

You can also add your name to NEA’s Kids, Not Cuts petition, and then post it on your Facebook page and tweet it.

Details on the impact of across-the-board cuts in each state
Details on the impact of across-the-board cuts nationwide

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  1. Gail Bolin Says:

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