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The Supreme Court Decision

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 16:11

Read the Colorado Supreme Court's decision here.

CO Supreme Court Strikes Down Vouchers

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:55

Douglas County Program Found to Violate State Constitution 

In a landmark legal decision today, the Colorado State Supreme Court struck down the Douglas County School District (DCSD) voucher program. In the case of Taxpayers for Public Education, et al., v. Douglas County School District, et al., the Court found that the program violates the Colorado Constitution.  

"This is a great victory for public school children in Colorado," said Cindy Barnard, President of Taxpayers for Public Education (TFPE), one of the plaintiffs in the case.

We won!

on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 15:48

More information to come!

 

Help us stop SB-045

on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 16:44

Help us stop SB-045

SB-045 made its way out of the Colorado Senate and is scheduled to be heard in the House Education and Finance Committees, taking it one step closer to becoming a law.  We know that tax credits are just a backdoor voucher because they take funding meant for public schools and transfer it to private and mostly religious schools violating the prohibition in the Colorado Constitution against public funding for religious schools.

Another Voucher Bill introduced in the Colorado General Assembly--Help us stop it!

on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 14:57

On Monday, March 23, 2015 the State House Education Committee will be hearing HB 15-1196, "Colorado Flexible Lifetime Learning Expenditures Account Act"(C-FLEX).  C-FLEX is yet another attempt to defund and privatize our public schools. Once again, this is another voucher with a fancy name. Like traditional vouchers and tax credits, special needs vouchers take funding meant for public schools and transfer it to private schools.  We will be at the Capitol on Monday asking the members of the House Education Committee to oppose this legislation.

Urgent! Action Needed!

on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 17:26

Tomorrow, Thursday, January 29th the State Senate Education Committee will be hearing SB 15-045, Income Tax Credits for Nonpublic Education.  Make no mistake, tax credits are just vouchers with a new name.  Just like traditional vouchers, tax credits take funding meant for public schools and transfer it to private and mostly religious schools violating the prohibition in the Colorado Constitution against public funding for religious schools.  We will be at the Capitol tomorrow asking the members of the Senate Education Committee to oppose this legislation.

Thank You!

on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 04:22

Thanks to everyone who came out today in-person or in spirit to support TFPE. We believe passionately in our position and we are grateful to the Colorado Supreme Court for the opportunity to present our case.

A very special thanks to our fabulous attorneys who have worked tirelessly on our case for over three years. Words cannot adequately express our gratitude

Click here to watch oral arguments.

 
 

Oral Arguments Tomorrow

on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 18:44

Oral Arguments before the Colorado Supreme Court Tomorrow! 

Live Stream available.

Our long awaited date with the Colorado Supreme Court is finally here!  We are so grateful to the Court for the opportunity to present our case. Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m our fabulous attorneys from Faegre Baker Daniels will argue our case.  Join us in person or save yourself a trip downtown and watch the live stream

We have a date for Oral Arguments

on Tue, 10/21/2014 - 15:45

On October 14, we received an Order from the Colorado Supreme Court setting oral arguments in our voucher case for Wednesday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m.  We are so excited that the voucher case is moving forward!   Read the order from the Colorado Supreme Court here.

Final Briefs filed with the Colorado Supreme Court

on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 17:19

On September 15, 2014 our Reply Briefs were filed with the Colorado Supreme Court.  You can read them by clicking the links below.  Our next step is oral arguments.  We will update as soon as the date for oral arguments is set.

Taxpayers for Public Education reply brief

ACLU reply brief

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