By Tom Tancredo —
(WND) – Next week voters across Colorado will be asked to approve Amendment 66, a nearly $1 billion tax increase supposedly designed to fund smaller classrooms and better education outcomes for all kids. What’s happening in Colorado is also seen in many states and communities every year.
Surprise! It’s a typical bait-and-switch. It’s the same old pitch from the K-12 education establishment: Give us more money and we will do a better job.
In truth, more tax money reserved specifically and exclusively for public education will not only NOT improve school performance, but pouring more money into a failed system only serves to delay true education reform, not advance it.
The teachers union and their allies are spending over $10 million to promote a Yes vote on the tax increase, and much of that money is coming from out of state. The legislation that put the proposal on the ballot was passed last spring by the Democrat-controlled state legislature without a single Republican vote. So much for “bipartisan reform”!
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