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Don’t cut education funding

Dear Editor:

What is more important to the economic recovery and the future of Colorado than quality public education? It is a key factor in recruiting businesses to the state and ensuring that they stay. Employers want access to a trained workforce who are ready to handle the jobs of today and tomorrow. They also want good schools for their employees’ children.

Despite our current economic problems, it would be extremely short-sighted to balance the state budget by cutting funding to our K-12 public schools. Schools are already struggling to maintain programs and keep class size manageable. Cuts will significantly impact the quality of education and student achievement.

Our children’s future success, as well as the success of the state, depends on the investment we make today. Put kids first. Fully fund K-12 education.

Maureen Hinkle

music teacher, Basalt Elementary School

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