Shirl Petrie from Denver, asked if teachers are really that bad off when you compare their pay nationally, and consider their benefits. We thought we'd take a closer look.
Colorado Department of Education
Colorado is hard up for teachers. Graduates from the state’s teacher prep programs are down by 24 percent.
By 2020, Colorado says it will need more than 70 percent of the workforce to have some form of post-secondary credential.
Based on 2014-15 school year data, 96 percent of teachers evaluated received a rating of effective or higher. Almost no school districts had any “ineffective” teachers.
More than 905,000 students are attending public schools in Colorado this year.
- Richard D. Crandall is certified public accountant, a licensed school nutrition specialist and the founder of a company that oversees and audits USDA school child nutrition programs.Read more
Hammond oversaw seismic changes in the state’s education system, including implementation of new standards, evaluation and a new testing system.