We have asked all schools to be all things to all kids without providing the resources necessary to meet families’ needs. We need to increase funding and resources for Colorado schools so our kids get a world-class education.
Measurement should grow, not punish schools.
I understand the need for measurable standards of success in education, but it is not right to put schools into competition with each other for resources in a zero sum game that worsens unequal instruction and resources.
Multiple strategies, multiple stakeholders.
I support a multilateral approach to school safety that keeps our students safe. Arming teachers is not the solution, and we need to work with all stakeholders to solve this problem through positive environments, safety measures, and community involvement.
Rational standards. Reasonable flexibility.
It is important that we have rational standards for what our students need to know to succeed, while also providing the flexibility to address the differences that every child has in their learning experience.
Education is Karla’s Passion
Meet Karla Esser
“I know that the heart of our education system is the classroom. That is why it is so important that the State Board of Education does more to give our teachers and students the resources to succeed in the twenty-first century.”
Karla Esser, Colorado State Board of Education District 7 Candidate