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.