Voters & Employers are Aligned on Solutions​​

Our polling of likely voters and survey of Colorado employers, conducted in spring 2018, found significant agreement on the challenges facing the state’s education system, as well as the solutions.

%
Of Employers
Have difficultly hiring Coloradans with the right skills for open positions
%
Of Voters
Said Colorado schools are not preparing graduates for post-secondary education and the workforce
%+
Of High school Grads
Need to take remedial courses before they’re deemed qualified for college-level coursework

Nearly 90% of voters and employers support these improvement strategies:

Attracting and retaining effective teachers
Developing workplace and applied skills like collaboration
Providing access to work-based learning and career and technical education experiences
Developing computer and digital literacy skills

72% of voters said
business should play
a greater role in efforts to
improve the state’s education system.

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Supported By
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Denver Metro Chamber
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South Metro Denver Chamber
Realtors association
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Denver Metro Chamber
JeffCo EDC
South Metro Denver Chamber
In Partnership with
Action 22
Quarterly Forum
Greeley Chamber
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Official Media Partner

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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