While a recent court ruling has halted the Colorado voucher plan for now, the program -- the first in the nation after a Supreme Court decision cleared vouchers -- stands to make the same mistakes and permit the same abuse as many other voucher schemes.
In a victory for public school students in Colorado, a state district court declared a $5000 private school voucher program unconstitutional. The Colorado law was the first of its kind since the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly decided such programs do not violate U.S. Constitution. The Colorado court found that the voucher legislation was unconstitutional under the state constitution.
Just before the Senate adjourned for Thanksgiving, three senators introduced what would be the first constitutional amendment in the nation’s history to require discrimination and to restrict the civil rights of a targeted group of people.
Your money is funding education privatization!
A PFAW analysis of U.S. Department of Education grantmaking reveals a steady stream of public funds to support school privatization. PFAW has uncovered a pattern of major — and at times unsolicited — grants made to a small cadre of pro-voucher private advocacy groups amounting to over $75 million.