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December 14, 2017
KSUT Regional
KSUT Regional
Education Tops Governor's Agenda
(2008-01-10)
(ksut) - HOST LEAD: Colorado lawmakers have their marching orders for the 2008 legislative session which began this week.
They were delivered yesterday by Governor Bill Ritter, during his state of the state address.
KSUT's Victor Locke reports.

VICTOR: The governor was greeted by a standing ovation from members of the Colorado house and senate.
In his hourlong speech Bill Ritter outlined his agenda to reduce health costs, spur business development and called for efforts to resolve conflicts in the state Constitution.
The cornerstone of his speech, however, was his education reform plan, what he calls the Colorado Achievement Plan for Kids.
RITTER: FOR TOO LONG, OUR EDUCATION SYSTEMS AND POLICIES HAVE BEEN FOCUED ON "SEAT TIME" AND COURSE TITLES, ASSUMING THAT MEASURING THE NUMBER OF YEARS IN A PARTICULAR CLASS IS SOMEHOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN MEASURING WHETHER STUDENTS ACTUALLY LEARNED ANYTHING.
Ritter says his plan will be the most revolutionary shift in education policy this state has seen in years.
It is designed to align public education with college admission standards.
From KSUT, I'm Victor Locke
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