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Native Writes: Remembering Josie

Posted: Thursday, Jul 17th, 2014




It's time for serious thought.

Reading the obituary of Josie Lujan in Wednesday's Courier, I was overwhelmed with thoughts and memories.

Josie was one of the bravest women I ever met. 

While many of the young mothers of children in ill-funded schools shook their heads in dismay, Josie shook her legal fist.

I supported her wholeheartedly in her school finance suit, especially after my eldest son brought home a social studies textbook that was the same version used when I was in high school in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

However, like so many things Josie and others fought so hard for, the school finance victory had a relatively shaky shelf life. Today, parents in Colorado's rural areas are still struggling to ensure that their schools have funding adequate to keep up with the times.

For the complete article see the 07-17-2014 issue.

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