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    Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

    Another win for the constitutionalists; in this instance the constitution of the state

    Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

    DENVER — Colorado’s highest court on Monday struck down a voucher program that allowed parents in a conservative suburban school district to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools.

    The split decision to throw out the voucher program in Douglas County, Colorado’s third-largest school district, was a blow to conservative education advocates and those who want to redefine public education to funnel tax dollars directly to families who then choose the type of schooling they want for their children.

    “This stark constitutional provision makes one thing clear,” Colorado’s chief justice, Nancy E. Rice, wrote in the court’s opinion. “A school district may not aid religious schools.”
    This will be an interesting fight. The proponents of the voucher program say they will file an appeal with the SCOTUS as in 2002, it ruled in Zelman v. Simons-Harris that vouchers could be used to pay for tuition at religious schools.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Another win for the constitutionalists; in this instance the constitution of the state
    Not at all.
    I am opposed to such a process, but if that is the ruling they are going to make then they can very well stop taking those funds from those specific tax payers to start with.
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
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    Re: Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...itutional.html

    Even in the same forum section...
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Colorado Court Rules Use of Public Funds for Private Schools Is Unconstitutional

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    Apologies to all -- I did not see this earlier posting.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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