Education Funding

educationA thriving economy and the promise of a bright future require that all Coloradans have the educational opportunities they need to succeed. The key to guaranteeing those opportunities is adequate, equitable and stable education funding. CFI provides the information that parents, legislators, policymakers and community leaders need to secure the necessary revenues to support quality public preschool, K-12 and higher education.

Education Funding Reports

A timeline of K-12 education funding, updated

May 1, 2015
The graphic in the link below is our most recently updated version of an illustration we've used to show what's happened with K-12 funding in recent decades.

Rebuilding from Colorado’s K-12 Funding Cuts: A History Lesson

April 8, 2014
One of the biggest issues at the Capitol is how to put more money into K-12 education. After a decade of a struggling economy, K-12 suffered significant cuts during the Great Recession through a mechanism called the “negative factor,” which has further contributed to Colorado funding its students well below the national average.

A66 Taxes and Colorado’s Households

October 25, 2013
CLICK HERE FOR A LARGER IMAGE:  A66 Taxes and CO Households    … read more

Boost Colorado at 21 Percent Off

October 15, 2013
By Chris Stiffler As mail-in ballots are set to go out this week, Colorado voters face a decision on a slight increase in their personal income taxes to generate much-needed resources to help Colorado’s schools prepare our kids to compete… read more

Amendment 66: On sale for 21% off

October 14, 2013
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