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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.

Taxpayers for Public Education sent our 2013 Election Survey to all candidates in the Douglas County School District Board of Education Election.  We thank all the candidates who took the time to respond to our survey and present their answers below.
 
School Board Director, District B
 
School Board Director, District D
 
School Board Director, District E
 
School Board Director, District G

Voices of Public Education

 

Thanks to everyone who supported Voices for Public Education over the past few months. Thanks to your generous donations we were able to bring in some of the best advocates for public education in the country. It was wonderful to see so many people at our events learning about the issues facing our schools locally and across the country. We are signing off for now, but may be back after the election.  Ciao for now!

 

Taxpayers file petition with Colorado Supreme Court

on Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:36

TFPE filed a petition with the Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn the Court of Appeals ruling and reinstate the trial court injunction against the DCSD voucher program.  We are confident that the Colorado Supreme Court will find, as the trial court did, that the DCSD voucher program violates the Colorado Public School Finance Act and the Colorado Constitution because the voucher program wrongfully diverts funds that are earmarked for the support of public schools and improperly uses them to pay private school tuition.  Read the petition by clicking here.

 

 

Analysis of Blaine arguments from the dissenting opinion of the Colorado Court of Appeals

on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 02:30

We found much of the dissenting opinion to be of great interest but this analysis of the Blaine Amendment arguments was particularly interesting and we wanted to share it with you.  Click here to read the summary.

Taxpayers for Public Education to appeal Court of Appeals decision.

on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 23:32

Fight Now Heads to Colorado State Supreme Court 

 

A divided panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals today voted 2 to 1 to reverse a trial court injunction against the voucher program instituted by the Douglas County School District (DCSD).  In a lengthy and strongly-worded dissenting opinion, Judge Steve Bernard disagreed with the ruling; Judge Bernard argued that the voucher program violates the "no aid to sectarian schools" provision of the Colorado Constitution (Art. IX sec. 7) because the program transfers "public funds to private religious elementary, middle and high schools."

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