On Wednesday, Governor Bill Ritter signed into law what he calls "better" laws for public education.
The gist of these bills is to change how students are taught and tested to measure their academic progress.
The report card for Colorado public education is not pretty. Our state ranks near the bottom nationally in pupil educational achievement and low in the number of students who acquire college degrees.
Here is the story.
We have always applauded steps that strengthen public education. Well-educated children portend for good jobs, positive lifestyles and healthier communities. What we are concerned about is that reform dollars will be sucked into administrative or bureaucratic educational entities and never reach the desks of our kids.