The Education Policy Center’s Ben DeGrow was cited in a Colorado Watchdog article for his criticisms of the weak changes in proposed school finance reform legislation at the State Capitol:
“For being marketed as a grand bargain, there isn’t really much reform,” said Ben DeGrow, a policy analyst with the Independence Institute.
DeGrow said the problem with SB 213 is that hardly any of the new money goes where it is needed.
“The biggest chunk will just go to fill general school district budgets, he said.
In the piece, the Independence Institute analyst also noted that supporters of an accompanying tax hike ballot campaign will have a challenge persuading voters that the price tag fits the limited reform package. More than 20 different versions of an income tax increase initiative have been submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State for consideration.