Education

Lobato v. Colorado: Supreme Court rules school funding levels are constitutional

As we've reported, a lawsuit known as Lobato v. Colorado (it's named for Center High grad Taylor Lobato) shook up the educational establishment when, in December 2011, a Denver District judge agreed with plaintiffs that school funding in the state is inadequate.

The majority of the Colorado Supreme Court doesn't agree. Four of the six participating jurists reversed the previous judgment, thereby declaring that the state's education policy passes constitutional muster. See the ruling and more below.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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