Attract qualified teachers with ‘yes’ on 73 |

Attract qualified teachers with ‘yes’ on 73

I am a local teacher and I live in my parent’s basement — it’s great for my finances, not so great for my dating life. Without this parent-subsidized rental, it would be very difficult to build a life in the valley. I’ve seen teachers leave our schools for higher-paying districts. I’ve watched job postings remain unfilled. Just this year alone I have participated in two interviews where the applicant had no teaching license and no previous teaching experience. A “yes” vote on Amendment 73 will help attract (along with retain) qualified, talented and passionate teachers. I am incredibly thankful to teach in our valley; I feel the support of our families every day. However, not every teacher is lucky enough to have a basement like me.

Howie Kuhn


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User