Schools, students face fiscal pain from pension crisis

By Walker Stapleton The budget challenges facing public schools throughout Colorado are in the news daily, and on the minds of parents and taxpayers. But we don’t often hear about one…




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For Walker to imply that I spent over 30 years working in education, sacrificing family time to get recertification credit hours, receiving low pay with minimal benefits , spending 14-16 hours per day on school related issues, not in the interest of kids and only for the ” comfort of adults” is not only irresponsible it is ludicrous!  I have one term for walker to look at for the ills of funding in Colorado, and not just for education!  It is TABOR! 

I certainly will not stand idly aside while he attacks my retirement program so government agencies and legislators can take away money I invested into a safer retirement program so far without the likes of Madoff and big banks for a little comfort as an adult in retirement.  Stapleton can hit the trail with his inference that we cannot manage our own system without the his help.  There will certainly be a bubble of retires alas the boomers retire, but we will manage

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