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Colo. high court tosses children at faith-based schools out of school choice program

Published On: 10/18/2017

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Gregory S. Baylor regarding the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision Monday in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District to exclude children at faith-based schools from a school choice program:


“Children are the ones who will suffer the most from the court’s decision today. The court’s decision is wrong because faith-based schools that meet all other qualifications cannot constitutionally be excluded from a religiously neutral program. The Court of Appeals had affirmed that, and the Colorado Supreme Court should have done the same. These schools provide an excellent education that meets all state standards. They should continue to be welcomed into programs like this one so that students, the community, and the government will all benefit.”

ADF and Stuart Lark, one of more than 2,500 private attorneys allied with ADF, filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Colorado Supreme Court on behalf of the Association of Christian Schools International, the Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colorado Christian University, and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building, non-profit legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith.



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