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Sen. Gardner to high court: Let taxpayers fund religious schools

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has weighed in on whether the U.S. Supreme Court should take up the Douglas County School District's Choice Scholarship Program case. His...

Colorado private school vouchers are back, disguised as tax credits

A nearly annual bill that could encourage dissatisfied parents to withdraw their children from public schools is being sponsored by Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg, Berthoud, and Rep. Spencer Swalm, R-Centennial, this year. Swalm said the bill is an effort to spur competition and potentially save the state money. However, Colorado educators and school boards are adamantly opposed to the tax credit that would have public taxes subsidizing private education. They say the program is a de-facto voucher program that would see public money being used for religious and non-state accredited schooling.