The state House Education Committee is scheduled today to debate HB1110, a measure that calls on the Department of Education to come up with proposed curriculum to teach media literacy in elementary and secondary schools.

The bill is sponsored by Lisa Cutter, a first-year Democratic lawmaker representing Jefferson County. Hopefully, today's discussion will spur Republicans to join as co-sponsors because this is an issue that should transcend partisan lines. It's about solidifying the informed citizenry so vital to self-rule.

Several other states are ahead of Colorado in putting greater emphasis on teaching students how to tell fact from fiction.

Read more at The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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