Principles

We’ve challenged the Colorado gubernatorial candidates to answer: how would you ensure Colorado schools are number one? We believe the following principles help us get there.

We recommend Colorado’s next governor put these principles into action:

Set expectations, get out of the way
Don’t over-burden educators with mandates, but measure what matters.
Empower local learning providers
Promote ground-up innovation and create the conditions for it to occur.
Focus on outcomes, not inputs
Student mastery of skills and competencies matters more than seat time.
Fund students, not systems
It costs different amounts to educate different students. Dollars should be flexible to support personalized learning.
Equip all families with information and access
Regardless of income or location, parents deserve a variety of high quality options and the information, transportation, and technology to fulfill their choices.
Eliminate silos, share everything
Innovation is most likely to occur in an environment that encourages transparent sharing of information.
Measure performance, continually improve
Student achievement should be measured in a way that is accessible, transparent, and actionable to guide continuous improvement.
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This guide only features the candidates representing Colorado’s Democratic and Republican parties. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan network of business leaders, Colorado Succeeds and its partners in this effort do not endorse or oppose candidates.

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