On Friday December 9th, a Colorado District Court Judge made history by ruling that the State of Colorado is failing to adequately fund a “thorough and uniform system of free public education” as required in the state Constitution. Lobato v. State of Colorado is covered in this Denver Post article that outlines the legal history and potential impact of this decision on public education, and all public services in Colorado.
The Lobato case was filed against the State of Colorado in 2005, claiming that education funding violates our state constitution because it does not meet the standard of ‘thorough and uniform’ as written in the state constitution.
The results of this case are critically important to the future of public education in Colorado. A spokesman for the Governor has said that “the state will almost certainly appeal this decision.” Take a moment to tell the Governor and the Attorney General not to spend tax payer money to appeal the decision, but rather to enforce it.