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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:49 PM

Court overturns block of Colo. school vouchers

Source: Associated Press

Court overturns block of Colo. school vouchers
Posted: 02/28/2013 12:32:36 PM MST
February 28, 2013 7:38 PM GMTUpdated: 02/28/2013 12:38:51 PM MSTBy STEVEN K. PAULSON Associated PressAssociated Press

DENVER—The Colorado Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling blocking one of Colorado's first school voucher programs, saying Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program does not violate the state Constitution.
The Douglas County program offered up to 500 students $4,575 in state funds for tuition at private schools, including religious schools.

Taxpayers for Public Education and other groups filed suit, saying the program violated the constitutional separation of church and state.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the American Civil Liberties Union, both parties to the lawsuit, said the ruling handed down Thursday will be appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.

"This misguided decision fails to enforce the Colorado Constitution's strict prohibitions against public funding of religious education. It's clear that this voucher plan will funnel taxpayer money primarily into the coffers of religious schools," said Alex J. Luchenitser, associate legal director for Americans United.


Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/rawnews/ci_22689401/court-overturns-block-colo-school-vouchers

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Judi Lynn Feb 2013 OP
Democrats_win Feb 2013 #1
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Wyattbw09 Feb 2013 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:56 PM

1. Terrible!

Now the unemployed of Colorado can help pay to educate the children of lawyers, doctors and crooked banksters. Absolutely disgusting! We can't afford to educate regular kids but we can give EVEN MORE to the rich. Robin Hood in reverse.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:07 PM

2. And they say smoking marjiuana makes you do stupid things,,,I think NOT

some are born to it.

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Response to Wyattbw09 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:11 PM

4. If church schools want public funds they should pay taxes

The Colorado statebconstitution forbids state funding of religious schools.

Public funding is for public schools that do not spout religion. If churches want public funding they should pay property taxes, which is a primary source of school funding in Colorado.

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Response to Wyattbw09 (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:21 PM

5. Because it siphons money away from public schools,

leaving them with fewer resources for all children. Public school funding should be increased.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 11:23 PM

6. The Actual Court case, if you want to read it

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