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Great Education Colorado presented our Second Annual Luncheon on September 19 at the Denver Athletic Club honoring State Board of Education Member Elaine Gantz Berman.

Great Education Colorado presented our Second Annual Luncheon on September 19 at the Denver Athletic Club honoring State Board of Education Member Elaine Gantz Berman.

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  • 1. We are pleased to honorElaine Gantz Berman,a champion for publiceducation who has providedcourageous leadershipadvocating both for reformsand the resourcesnecessary to make allstudents successful.
  • 2. THE GREAT EDUCATION? ? COLORADO LUNCHEON? Presented by
  • 3. WHAT IS GREAT EDUCATION?WHAT IS ? Great Education Colorado is a statewide, nonpartisan, grassroots organization that is focused on improving education in Colorado through wise, increased investment in our schools, colleges and universities.
  • 4. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ? “Every district – rural, urban and suburban – is reeling from budget cuts. Great Ed is making it possible for us all to stand together and demand better for every Colorado student.” Paula Stephenson, Executive Director of the Colorado Rural Schools Caucus
  • 5. $232 $187 $36 -$49Per Pupil -$65 -$286Funding -$379Colorado vs. -$598 -$533 -$660National Average -$809 -$875 -$988 1970 1973 1976 -$1,145 1979 1982 1985 1988 1991 -$1,397 1994 1997 2000 -$1,809 2003 2006 2009
  • 6. How can Colorado’s kids compete with kids across the country andworld when they are in school less with fewer opportunities?
  • 7. 9,103 More K-12 Colorado Students Fewer in 2010-11 TeachersColorado School Finance Project 500
  • 8. How can a teacherprovide individual attention for 160 kids every day?
  • 9. 49th Wyoming New York Alaska Indiana North Dakota Delaware North Carolina Washington New Mexico Wisconsin Hawaii New Jersey Nebraska South Dakota Mississippi Idaho Arkansas Virginia in the nation Connecticut Nevada Georgia Maine in per capita Alabama Florida California Michigan local and state Louisiana South Carolina Kentucky Massachusetts support for Oklahoma Ohio Maryland Montana higher West Virginia Kansas Arizona Oregon education. Tennessee Minnesota Missouri Pennsylvania higher Illinois Iowa Rhode Island Vermont education. Utah Texas Colorado New Hampshire
  • 10. How can Colorado families affordhigher education for their kids when costs keep escalating and financial assistanceis decreasing?
  • 11. 61,000 High-skill, Students Exit Colorado’s Education High-wage System New Jobs Qualified to in Colorado Fill Them 30,000 Each Year.Colorado Succeeds
  • 12. How can our kids be prepared for 21st Century jobs withoutaccess to 21st Century technology?
  • 13. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ? “I get to be part of a group of people who are really making a difference – recognizing what the problems are and working really hard to find solutions. ” Jamie Sarche, Great Education Colorado board member
  • 14. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ?“For Colorado’s students to succeed, weneed both resources AND reform. GreatEd gets that and is working to bring themtogether. ” Paul Teske, Great Education Colorado board member and Dean, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, Denver
  • 15. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ? “Our partnership with Great Education Colorado has increased PTA’s capacity to educate and advocate on school funding issues. We are stronger and Colorado’s kids are better off for it.” Karen Hobson, Colorado PTA President
  • 16. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ?“I want to be involved with a movementthat is not in a raceto the bottom of education butin a race to the top and I believe thatGreat Education is leadingthat charge. “ Rev. Andrew Simpson, African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 17. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ? It’s up to us to make sure that the future belongs to Colorado’s kids.
  • 18. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
  • 19. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
  • 20. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Marcy Colorado & Bruce Donor Benson Alliance
  • 21. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
  • 22. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS Individual Tables Corporate Patrons Individual Patrons Bill & Bei-Lee Gold Colorado Association of School Executives Georgianna Forbes Kathy Neustadt Colorado Association of School Boards Paula Gudder Carrie Warren-Gully Good Works Group Mariellen Guerra Lisa Weil & Steve Zansberg Kutak Rock Bruce Hoyt Friends of Elaine Steele Street Bank & Trust Caren Press Tavern Hospitality Group Martha Records Wells Fargo Jamie Sarche In-Kind Donors Paul Teske Dean Cason Photography Steve Foster, Postscript Print & Digital Communication Michele Messenger, One L Design Jay Stromberg Stefan Walsh, video
  • 23. WHY GREAT EDUCATION ? It’s up to us to make sure that the future belongs to Colorado’s kids.