We had the privilege of bringing back Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston for a breakfast meeting at the Christiana in Vail on Thursday, October 13 in partnership with the Youth Foundation. Johnston discussed Colorado's education issues with a small local crowd and listed 10 things that are good for Colorado and Eagle County.
Some notable quotes:
- "The best way to improve education is to recruit and retain effective teachers"
- " The best way to recruit effective teachers is to create a pipeline, a feeder system. That pipeline does not necessarily need to run through college and university education systems, and the state certification process. Hiring should be done from a broader applicant pool."
- “To attract top people and raise the status of the profession, it's necessary to increase pay and selectivity."
Thank you Mike Johnston for visiting us in the Valley and giving us your insight!