Colorado Court Upholds School Vouchers

Overturns a block placed by a lower court


The Colorado Court of Appeals has overturned a lower court ruling blocking one of Colorado's first school voucher programs, saying Douglas County's Choice Scholarship Program does not violate the state Constitution.

The Douglas County program offered up to 500 students $4,575 in state funds for tuition at private schools, including religious schools.

Taxpayers for Public Education and other groups filed suit, saying the program violated the constitutional separation of church and state.