Skip directly to content

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

Say "Thank You" to our attorneys!

Please join us in thanking our attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels for their hard work on the voucher case.

Their dedication has been extraordinary and it’s made a tremendous difference to the people of Douglas County by giving voice to our concerns with the voucher program. All of the hours and days they’ve spent preparing for court and arguing our case have been pro-bono. They’re as passionate as we are about preserving public education.

Sign below to thank them personally. And thank you for standing with us.

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

Briefs filed with the Colorado Supreme Court!

on Sat, 05/31/2014 - 15:51

Our opening brief was filed with the Colorado Supreme Court on Thursday, May 29th. We were also thrilled to have some wonderful amicus briefs filed on our behalf.  All of us at TFPE are extremely thankful for our great attorneys and the other organizations supporting our case.

Read the briefs below:

Petitioners opening brief

The American Federation of Teachers Amicus Brief

The Anti-Defamation League Amicus Brief

The Colorado Education Association Amicus Brief

Press Release from TFPE

on Mon, 03/17/2014 - 23:43

Colorado Supreme Court to Hear Voucher Case

Non-partisan Group Confident High Court Will Uphold Trial Court Ruling

DENVER- The Colorado Supreme Court today accepted the appeal of the non-partisan group, Taxpayers for Public Education (TFPE) in a lawsuit challenging the Douglas County School District’s voucher program.  The Court agreed to hear every one of the challenges in the TFPE lawsuit.

“We are elated that the Colorado Supreme Court has recognized the tremendous and far reaching implications of our challenge of the Douglas County voucher program,” said Cindy Barnard, President, TFPE.

Thank you!

on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 16:06

To all of the volunteers, donors, candidates, parents, teachers, students and administrators who worked so hard on behalf of the independent candidates for the Douglas County School Board:  Thank you!!  We at TFPE are disappointed, but not discouraged, with the results of the School Board election.