Friday, August 19, 2011

Schools Matter: School Vouchers Fail Again

Schools Matter: School Vouchers Fail Again

School Vouchers Fail Again

Last week a Colorado judge struck down yet another attempt to privatize and bleed out public schools with unconstitutional school vouchers:
DENVER (AP) — A Denver judge blocked Colorado's first school voucher program Friday, calling the program to give parents in the state's wealthiest county checks for tuition at religious schools a "substantial disservice to the public interest."

Denver District Judge Michael Martinez sided with a group of parents, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado and the group Americans United for Separation of Church and State. They asked for an injunction blocking the "Choice Scholarship Pilot Program" in Douglas County.

The voucher opponents argued the program violates the separation of church and state because it