Tom Rosh, 8th grade teacher at Falcon Creek Middle School, talks to David Sirota about the real cost of SB 191. Please contact your representative in the Colorado State House and urge them to VOTE NO on SB 191.
High priority targets:
Rep. Jeanne Labuda 303-866-2966
Rep. Mark Ferrandino 303-866-2911
Rep. Lois Court 303-866-2967
Rep. Beth McCann 303-866-2959
For more info, visit www.STOP191.com.
Today, Senate Bill 191 (the so called Teacher Tenure Bill) will be heard in the House Appropriations Committee. Last week, this bill made it out of the House Education Committee on a 7-6 vote after midnight - following hours of testimony. Many feel this bill is a juggernaut headed for passage. The problem - It is an unfunded mandate that will strap districts with the cost of implementation - projected to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Colorado deserves an audit of what this legislation will truly cost. More details at www.STOP191.com.
CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE NOW AND TELL THEM TO SLOW DOWN ON SB 191!
Chair: Rep. Pommer – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2780
Vice-Chair: Rep. Ferrandino – email@example.com - 303-866-2911
Ranking Repulbican: Rep. Lambert – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2937
Rep. Fischer – email@example.com - 303-866-2917
Rep. Gardner – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2191
Rep. Hullinghorst – email@example.com - 303-866-2915
Rep. Judd – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2925
Rep. Kefalas – email@example.com - 303-866-4569
Rep. Kerr – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2939
Rep. Pace – email@example.com - 303-866-2968
Rep. Riesberg – firstname.lastname@example.org - 303-866-2929
Rep. Sonnenberg – email@example.com - 303-866-3706
"Hello, my name is _______. I live in _____ (optional: and my children attend ______________.)
SB 191 is an irresponsible, unfunded mandate. We want a fair and credible evaluation system for teachers, not a punitive waste of money.
As you already know, the Colorado K-12 funding situation is appalling. We are among the lowest in the nation for per-pupil funding! But this bill would require more from districts even after the recent funding cuts.
I do not want to see money wasted on a bill that would require even more testing and unfairly punish teachers.
Please reject Senate Bill 191.