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Support Colorado voucher system: 75% funding to any school

In a huge victory for school choice, the Colorado Court of Appeals last month overturned the injunction placed on the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program (CSP). The CSP is Colorado's only school-choice voucher program. Any student who lives within the Douglas County School District is eligible to apply to receive up to 75% of the state per-pupil funding to attend a school of choice [including religious schools]. If there are more applicants than scholarships, a lottery is held to award the vouchers. Parents may also pay out of pocket to supplement the voucher coverage.

It is a travesty for Americans to be forced into only one option for their children's schooling. School choice has proven, time and time again, to produce better educational outcomes than government-assigned schools. School choice has led to improved academic outcomes, higher graduation rates and increased student safety.

Source: Kloster & Corona on 2013 campaign website heritage.org , Mar 28, 2013

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