The Bell Policy Center, along with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy and the Colorado Fiscal Institute, released a report today that shows the benefits of investing in education. Here is the release that accompanied the report.
Investments in education called for in Amendment 66 would help economy as well as students
Investing in education not only helps students in the classroom, it also leads to higher wages, greater productivity and higher rates of economic growth.
Investing in education will not only help Colorado students do better in school, it will also give the state a powerful tool to boost its economy. Where education thrives, higher wages, higher productivity and faster economic growth are the norm. Coloradans can give their kids, themselves and future generations a hand up by approving Amendment 66 to the state Constitution this November.
The following proposal, written by Senior Policy Analyst Frank Waterous, was submitted Sept. 4, 2013, to the Workforce Development and Readiness Working Group of the Economic Opportunity and Poverty Reduction Task Force. (PDF link below.)
Fund and Refocus Adult Education and Literacy Programs
To understand how Colorado finds itself in its current fiscal condition, it is helpful to look back at some critical decisions made by legislators and voters over the last 31 years, and at some of the economic and political factors that drove those decisions. (An update of "The Road to 2007," part of "Looking Forward, Colorado's fiscal prospects after Ref C.")