We need a solution to school financing woes

There’s a lot of helpless hand-wringing going on among Mesa County Valley School District 51 board members and administrators over the consequences of more state-mandated testing.

We’re not unsympathetic. The Legislature has imposed higher achievement standards and accountability measures that are supposed to improve the quality of education. But the only way to measure the effectiveness of these changes is with accurate assessments.

On Tuesday, board members complained that the state’s newest round of testing further eats into time the district could devote to classroom instruction and teacher development. But they grudgingly acknowledged there’s nothing they can do about it — except encourage voters to elect lawmakers who appreciate the complexities of improving education.


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