Let's be honest. Our public school system is not serving our children as well as it should be. Limited financial resources to prepare teachers and compensate them for this task, and an outdated ideology about curriculum content, leave us with an uphill battle in getting public education back into proper form.
By providing housing subsidies to teachers, and implementing more robust entrepreneurial and creative content in our schools, we can establish a foundation to grow a future that is more in-line with a progressive reality—in lieu of the dated and failed practices still very prevalent in our education system.
I also believe in engaging local businesses, non-profits and other groups who provide access to after-school educational and training programs, to consider allocating a portion of their enrollment to low-income families—including the procurement of transportation to and from these services. If we constructively engage our children, they will show improvement. As both a member of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra and a mentor for Denver Kids Inc. for almost eight years, I have seen it first-hand, over and over again.