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TFPE Election Survey

on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 01:58

We want to thank the candidates who took the time to answer our survey. The three incumbent candidates chose not to answer our survey.  This, once again, shows their inability and unwillingness recognize and listen to opposing viewpoints.  Please click the link below to read the candidates' surveys. 

Anne Marie Lemieux

David Ray

Wendy Vogel

 

 

 

 

 

Say "Thank You" to our attorneys!

Please join us in thanking our attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels and Arnold & Porter 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.

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Photos from a landmark day!

on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:45

The Supreme Court Decision

on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 00:00

 

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.

 
 

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