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April 5, 2018
April 5, 2018
Contact: Grace Hanover, 720-218-1844
Johnston Campaign Launches Education Plan To “Change the Future” for Every Child in Colorado
Denver, CO – Today, Democratic candidate for Governor Mike Johnston laid out his forward-looking education policy: Reaching the Summit: A World-Class Education for Every Child. The plan is designed to ensure every child in Colorado receives access to an early start at school, instruction from the best teachers, and skills for the jobs of the future. Achieving this goal starts with repealing the worst parts of TABOR so we can adequately and equitably fund our education system.
Johnston’s plan has four key parts:
1. Repeal the Worst Parts of TABOR So We Can Invest in Our Schools
2. Give Every Colorado Child an Early Start
3. Make Colorado the Best State to be a Teacher
4. Offer Every Student the Skills They Need for the Jobs of the Future
Johnston’s plan has also been endorsed by two U.S. Secretaries of Education:
“Mike Johnston is one of the most innovative and exciting education policy thinkers and leaders in America. His record of driving success for kids — from the classroom to state and national policy — can’t be beat. His blueprint is the plan we need in Colorado and across this country.”
– Dick Riley, U.S. Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton
“Enacting Mike Johnston’s education policy would change the future for the kids of Colorado. We need these bold ideas and investments if we’re going to deliver for the next generation. Mike’s life of service as a teacher, principal, and transformative State Senator has prepared him to lead this change.”
– Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education under President Barack Obama
If elected, Johnston would be the first public school teacher and principal to serve as Governor of Colorado. He is the only candidate in this race who has worked in the education system at all levels: as a public school teacher and principal, as a senior adviser to President Obama and as a state legislator. In each of these roles, Mike has focused on one simple goal: giving every child in Colorado, and across the country, the world-class education she or he deserves.
For more news, please follow Candidate for Governor, Mike Johnston on Twitter @MikeJohnstonCO and on Facebook at Mike Johnston for Colorado or www.mikejohnstonforcolorado.com.
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