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To date, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) has leveraged $11.7 million in CDFI Fund Awards to loan $60 million to nearly 2,000 small businesses in Colorado which have created and retained more than 17,000 jobs. More than 83 percent of CEF’s loans have helped businesses owned by women, minorities and low-income people who otherwise would not have had access to business loans. In Aurora alone, CEF has loaned $2.6 million to more than 100 small businesses, which have created and retained 734 jobs.

Thousands of demonstrators attend the March for Science in Berlin, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

At the root of it all? We don’t know what in the hell we’re talking about. In study after study, Americans and students fall further and further down the world list of kids who understand math and science. The crap I hear and read on social media and in person would depress even a third-grade science teacher, whose job it is to help us first learn to think and then learn to learn