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ACLU of Colorado Opposes Revived Douglas County School Voucher Program

3/15/16

DENVER – Tonight, the Douglas County School District will consider a second school voucher program that would divert public taxpayer dollars to secular, private schools inside and outside of the district.  Last June, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that the district’s original voucher program was unconstitutional because it diverted public money to private, religious schools.

“The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado opposes the redirection of taxpayer money to private schools, secular or religious.

“The energy, time, and money that is being spent to devise a voucher system in Douglas County that would benefit only a small handful of students and private schools, at the expense of all others, should be devoted instead to improving educational opportunities for everyone in the district.

“The goals of quality education and equal opportunity for all children, regardless of race, religion, or economic status, can be achieved only by investing in and improving public education, not by abandoning it.”

See also, ACLU, Americans United Applaud Colorado Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Voucher Program Funding Religious Schools



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