Senior policy analyst Ben DeGrow’s commentary on a Colorado education tax hike proposal is featured this week on American Family Radio News (One News Now). DeGrow explained to reporter Bob Kellogg that Proposition 103 — a ballot proposal sponsored by State Senator Rollie Heath (D – Boulder) to raise sales and income taxes for the stated purpose of adding more money to preschool-through-postsecondary education — is misguided policy:
“Studies overwhelmingly show that there’s no connection between increased spending and results in the classroom,” the policy analyst notes. “So what needs to be done is looking at innovative ways to use the dollars that are already there.”
DeGrow recently also went head-to-head on Denver’s 9 News Your Show with Senator Heath on Proposition 103 and education funding. More information and ideas for state-level cost-saving changes can be found in DeGrow’s 2010 K-12 education chapter of the Citizens’ Budget.