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Reader: Investment in our children is overdue. Vote Yes on 73. 

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Thank you for pointing out how complicated our state constitution is when it comes to taxes. However, as a local public school teacher for the past 11 years, I was incredibly disappointed the Indy chose to not endorse Amendment 73. Sure, a solution to the "fiscal morass" would be wonderful and only improve our state in the long term. But our children and our schools are the worst possible place to begin this battle. Colorado has a shortage of 3,000 teachers, and we rank near the bottom in the U.S. in nearly every educational spending category. Amendment 73 specifically dedicates additional funding for full-day kindergarten, early-childhood and special education, at-risk students and gifted and talented education, and allows for more local control of educational funds. Only 8 percent of Coloradans will see an increase in their taxes. This investment in our children is overdue. Every year our teachers are asked to do more with less. It's time we end that trend.

— Miles Groth

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