EDUCATION TASK FORCE
Purpose: to promote the collective actions necessary to advance equity and justice in Colorado’s education systems and policies as aligned with League positions.
The Education Task Force has been created and maintained to inform and engage members across the state to promote collective actions around education as aligned with stated League positions. By increasing the understanding and importance of Colorado’s educational systems and policies through study and presentations, the Education Task Force will influence public policy and legislation at all levels through advocacy, while speaking with one League voice.
The Education Task Force coordinates with local Leagues and other organizations advocating for policies in the education arena. The Task Force organizes webinars, workshops and presentations on major topics of interest and promotes justice and equity in education through advocacy at all levels of government. The Education Task Force is closely aligned with the efforts of the LWVCO Legislative Action Committee and the LWVUS to ensure cohesion.
[The Georgia ruling, although less far-reaching in its implications, is “a quiet shot over the bow against school districts that egregiously and without due process remove books from library shelves,” said Bruce Fuller, who studies education policy at the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Education. “When students are struggling with these issues of identity, and you ban books that are speaking to these kids, that does appear to violate the spirit of the letter of the civil rights law.”]
Washington Post, May 22, 2023
Banned Books in School and Public Libraries
The American Library Association's Views on Banned Books
This segment was aired on Amanpour & Company on May 1, 2023
By Don Haddad, Superintendent of St. Vrain Valley Schools
Dec 23, 2022
Co. School Accountability - Opinion
Watch the most recent task force meeting from September 11, 2023, featuring Education Commissioner Cordova here.
Register for the Meeting on October 2, 2023 here.