Jill’s Story: Colorado High School teacher calls billion dollar tax increase “bad for teachers”

Jill, a public high school teacher in Colorado, is speaking out on what Amendment 66 will mean for schools and Colorado families.  Jill tells Colorado Women’s Alliance that this billion dollar tax increase will not trickle down to help her classroom.  The biggest tax increase in Colorado history has no accountability and simply does not get money to where it is needed.

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Jill says that in the midst of the struggling economy parents are floundering to provide basics for their children and this massive tax increase is not what they need. One of the biggest problems with the tax increase is the fact that very little if any money at all will be spent to reduce class size, which in Jill’s opinion is “absolutely significant in improving instruction.”  Jill says it simply, this bill is unjust and unfair.

Colorado Women’s Alliance supports research, education, and advocacy in areas of concern to women voters. The organization views the common concerns among all women as providing high-quality education to all children, protecting seniors, creating economic vitality, preserving safety and quality of life, and providing affordable health care. In addition to creating alliances and coalitions among women, Colorado Women’s Alliance will promote and educate women on issues and candidates, and conduct ongoing research on the values and concerns of women.

Posted on October 15, 2013 .