Project Fair tech

Project Fair tech

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Lorenzo Rodriguez started this petition to Legislation and

 Colorado schools spend less per pupil than the national average. The federal government also spends less per capita on Colorado’s education. Colorado ranks 37th in spending and 36th in funding. Colorado schools spend $10,202 per pupil for a total of $9.1 billion annually. That is the equivalent of 2.9% of taxpayer income. Colorado schools receive $693.9 million, or $780 per pupil from the federal government. The state of Colorado divides $4.5 billion among its public schools or $5,102 per pupil. Local funding totals $5.8 billion, or $6,489 per pupil. State and local funding is 3.3% of Colorado’s taxpayer income. Colorado’s federal education funding is the equivalent of 0.22% of the state’s taxpayer income. Funding for education in Colorado totals $11 billion, or $12,371 per pupil. The difference between spending and funding is $1.9 billion, or $2,169 per pupil. To make this easier to understand, the legislation sets a state budget that determines the amount of money that will go into various aspects of the state services. This money comes from general funds, cash funds, and federal funds. The majority of state operating funds go into the big six; healthcare, K-12 education, higher education, human services, corrections, and judicial. Not only do we rank below the national average in k-12 education funding, but we also received a grade of F in the Effort category of the National “Is school funding fair” Report Card. The effort category accounts for each state’s local and state spending on education about the state’s economic productivity, or gross state product. We would Like Colorado to invest more money into k-12 education seeing that we have the capability to do so. This is part of our final English project, we're trying to get public schools more funding for their students. We will send out this petition, and once we receive enough votes it will go to the legislature to get public schools more funding. Hopefully, this will help public schools ensure they can provide the best environment for their students to learn.

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