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Appellate Court To Hear School Voucher Case

The Colorado Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Douglas County School District's voucher program.

The Denver Post reports, the case involving the district's challenge of a judge barring the program will be heard Monday afternoon.

Taxpayers for Public Education and others challenged the program that would have offered up to 500 students $4,575 in state funding to cover tuition at mostly religious, private schools.

Denver District Judge Michael Martinez blocked the voucher program in August, saying it's a disservice to the public interest for taxpayers to pay tuition for religious schools. Martinez ruled the program violated the state's constitution and school-financing act.

The school district argues that the Colorado Supreme Court has previously upheld programs that use state money for education and private institutions.


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