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Colorado Education Standards and Funding Reform, Initiative 6 (1992)

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The Colorado Education Standards and Funding Reform Initiative, also known as Initiative 6, was on the November 3, 1992 ballot in Colorado as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have established state-wide educational standards and assessments of public schools and provided grants and increased tax funding for schools. The measure would have also implemented the following other related provisions:

  • Required school districts to develop strategic action plans to enable achievement of such standards
  • Required certified diplomas for graduates who meet certain standards and remedial instruction for those that do not
  • Require shared decision making at the school building
  • Required early childhood education be provided to certain children
  • Mandated periodic administrative audits of school districts and annual school district reports
  • Recreated the Colorado Achievement "COACH" Commission[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 6 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No826,78754.39%
Yes 693,231 45.61%

Election results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Shall there be an act to provide for the establishment of a system of educational standards and assessments for public schools; to require school districts to develop strategic action plans to enable achievement of such standards; to require certified diplomas for graduates who meet certain standards and remedial instruction for those that do not; to require shared decision making at the school building; to require that early childhood education be provided to certain children; to mandate periodic administrative audits of school districts and annual school district reports; to provide monetary grants to school districts; to increase the 3 percent rate of state sales and use tax to 4 percent to provide increased state revenues from the additional 1 percent to be applied solely to fund public schools; to specify a minimum amount as the state share of equalization program funding; to repeal and supersede any conflicting laws and to supersede any existing statutory tax limitations; and to recreate the Colorado Achievement "COACH" Commission?[2]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 20, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.