Unfortunately, many current Colorado students don’t have the same opportunities we had in elementary school. As the budget for P-12 education has dropped about $1 billion from 2008 to 2012, many schools aren’t able to fund music classes, as well as gym and art. Not to mention class sizes have been increasing, so kids really aren’t getting the one-on-one attention they need. Maybe this sounds awful to you; it sure does to me. No precious finger paintings to hang on the fridge, and one struggling teacher trying to control thirty second-graders with minimal attention spans. There’s something you can do about it though, vote yes on Amendment 66. You can register and vote on the same day; do it before Nov. 5.
Liz Coker is an RA in Newsom Hall, and a junior human development and family studies major.