Letter to the Editor: Legislators Should Support Colorado’s Children by Approving Jared Polis’ Proposed Budget

As a teacher with 21 years of experience in the classroom, I am excited to welcome Colorado state legislators back to session! 

I look forward to seeing our policymakers invest in kids in 2020, particularly by expanding pre-school and supporting child care workforce development. 

Investing in quality and affordable preschool and other early childhood education programs is an excellent use of resources. Research shows that children who receive a quality early education are 20 percent more likely to graduate from high school and will go on to earn, on average, 50 percent more than their peers. 

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