Hickenlooper wants to abolish CSAPs

LITTLETON — Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper says he’ll eliminate the current Colorado student achievement tests to save money and get quicker results that will help students.

The CSAP testing program costs the state about $18 million a year.

Hickenlooper proposed the idea today as he unveiled his education policy at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton.

He also promised to close the achievement gap for Hispanic students. They have a 50 percent dropout rate compared with 25 percent for other students.

As mayor of Denver, Hickenlooper started a preschool program financed by a sales tax increase.

Hickenlooper is promising not to raise taxes for education if elected governor, saying taxpayers have no appetite for it.


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