February
23rd 2009
Colorado State Lawmakers Give School Choice a Monday Double-Whammy

Posted under Parents & Private Schools & Public Charter Schools & School Choice & School Finance & State Legislature

Another day at the state legislature, more setbacks for school choice. I’m back from school, have my homework done, so I wanted to share this quick update.

Dead on arrival? Yes, that would be a proposal by state senator Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, to create a modest pilot property tax credit for families who take their child out of public school and enroll him in a private school or homeschool program. The Democrat-controlled State Affairs Committee terminated Senate Bill 221 (PDF) on a party-line vote.

In other news, the state house shot down an attempt to restore cuts in public charter school facilities funding.

A double-whammy against school choice opportunities, and it’s only Monday….

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One Response to “Colorado State Lawmakers Give School Choice a Monday Double-Whammy”

  1. Ed is Watching » Are Education Lobbyists Handing Out Cue Cards at the Colorado Capitol? on 16 Apr 2009 at 11:23 am #

    [...] What cue cards were given to legislative opponents who slapped down school choice twice in the same day? [...]

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