Funding debate ends hopes for designation for colleges serving first-generation students1 min read
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On the surface, the bill had a simple premise — to recognize Colorado universities and colleges that enroll a high number of students who are the first in their family to go to college and communicate to those students that they are welcome on campus.
The mostly symbolic bill, however, prompted a more complicated conversation about whether creating a first generation-serving designation would lead to those schools getting more state funding. In a state that funds its public colleges near the bottom of the nation, any hint at changing the distribution of money raises concerns for university leaders.
Faced with opposition from larger schools that serve fewer…
Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat Colorado
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