Colorado School Choice: A Primer

    Public schools. Private schools. Charters. Homeschooling.

    When it comes to educating Colorado students, the choices are varied and many. About the only choice that has been repeatedly rejected – twice during the 1990s by voters and most recently by the Colorado Supreme Court, which ruled it unconstitutional – is the use of vouchers to use public tax money to sent students to private and religious schools.

    The following is a breakdown of Colorado K-12:

    The Colorado Department of Education reports the following breakdown of the 766,657 pupils in the public school system in 2004: