The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Colorado’s school funding system is constitutional, siding with the state in a landmark lawsuit filed by parents and school districts challenging the way schools are funded.
A landmark case on the education system in Colorado is being heard by the state supreme court. It involves a lawsuit in which a lower court found the system is severely underfunded.
Colorado school funding took center stage in the state’s highest court Thursday, a landmark case that seeks to settle a yearslong debate between lawmakers and educators: How should legislators ensure that every student has a quality education?
An attorney defending Colorado in a lawsuit over how it funds schools said Friday that plaintiffs want “an educational utopia, limited only by imagination,” but insisted that it’s a vision the state is not mandated to provide.