Sitting directly under Denver’s de-Brucing measure on this year’s ballot are Denver Public Schools’ referred measures 3A and 3B. The mill levy and bond, respectively, have stirred some ire among the regular cast of DPS critics, although a diverse coalition of, well, more legitimate education groups ranging from the Denver Classroom Teachers’ Association to Stand for Children have all come out in favor of both measures.
Denver voters approved a similar measure in 2008 by a 2-1 margin, although the effects of the so-called “Great Recession” had not been as intimately felt four years ago as they are today. As a result of the economic downturn, some say that citizens are unwilling to pay additional property taxes or add to the district’s debt levels — empty arguments in reliably liberal and traditionally pro-public school Denver precincts.
Do you think that referred measures 3A and 3B will pass this year? A poll follow.
Remember, we want to know whether or not you think the measures will pass or fail, not your opinion on them.