Arts education would be a baton that measures Colorado schools under Merrifield's bill
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Arts education would be a baton that measures Colorado schools under Merrifield’s bill

Author: Joey Bunch - April 16, 2017 - Updated: July 31, 2017

Sen. Mike Merrifield, D-Colorado Springs, wants to measure Colorado schools by how well they educate students about dance, theater, music and visual arts. Senate Bill 107┬áreceived unanimous approval and no opposition in the testimony in February before the Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, known as the “kill committee” by the Democratic minority, since […]

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Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch

Joey Bunch is the senior political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has a 31-year career in journalism, including the last 15 in Colorado. He was part of the Denver Post team that won the Pulitzer Prize in 2013 and is a two-time Pulitzer finalist. His resume includes covering high school sports, the environment, the casino industry and civil rights in the South, as well as a short stint at CNN.