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Colorado Supreme Court finds school funding to be constitutional

Kevin Simpson / The Denver Post

The Colorado Supreme Court has found the state’s system of funding public schools to be constitutional, handing a bitter defeat to plaintiffs in the so-called Lobato case and raising billion-dollar questions about the direction of school finance.

The 2005 lawsuit, filed by individuals from the San Luis Valley and later joined by districts across the state, contended that Colorado doesn’t provide a constitutionally mandated “thorough and uniform” system of public education.

A trial court agreed, but the Supreme Court, on a 4-2 vote announced Tuesday morning, overturned that decision. It found that the current finance system is, in fact, “rationally related” to the thorough and uniform standard.

Read more at The Denver Post.

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