Asia Zanders, representing STAND for Children, testified in opposition to HB 22-1206.
Leah Charney, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill.
Kevin Vick, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
Kallie Leyba, representing AFT Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
Linnea Reed-Ellis, representing herself, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Reed-Ellis responded to questions regarding the ability of the State Board of Education to fine local school boards or schools under current law. Discussion ensued regarding learning gaps among certain demographics, and assertions that the bill would restrict the teaching of history. Discussion followed regarding school support for certain demographic groups, the potential impact of the bill on teacher recruitment, and the potential impact of the fines levied under the bill on teacher salaries. Ms. Zanders responded to questions regarding how current school curricula may cause distress for students. Discussion turned to the opinions of the members of the panel on certain assertions in the bill.