Colorado ranks in the bottom five in funding for K-12 and higher education. Our state has cut hundreds of dollars per student, creating larger class sizes and reducing college affordability. The severe cuts to education are hurting Colorado's ability to be competitive. For Colorado to thrive, we need a well-educated workforce and good public schools that attract quality businesses. With then voter's failure to pass Prop. 103 last fall, 2011, and the recent ruling in the Lobato case, this issue won't go away. We MUST fix it, and as with all aspects for our ongoing fiscal challenges, I will be out front in looking for solutions.