UPDATE: The Douglas County School Board weighs in. Their full press release after the jump.
“This is incredibly positive news and a huge victory for the students and parents of Douglas County,” said DSCD Board of Education President John Carson. “We know that each student learns differently, and our goal is to provide every parent with the opportunity to choose the best possible educational environment for their child.”
This morning, Freedom prevailed. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Douglas County School Board’s voucher program, also known as the Choice Scholarship Program (CSP).
The program had previously been held up after the ACLU and slew of anti-school choice organizations sued to stop the implementation of the program. The appeals court overturned that decision today stating:
“We conclude that plaintiffs do not have standing to seek redress for a claimed violation of the Act, and that the CSP does not violate any of the constitutional provisions on which plaintiffs rely. Therefore, we reverse the district court’s judgment and remand the case for entry of judgment in defendants’ favor.”
A press release from the Independence Institute has more on the ground shaking decision: