AFC expresses disappointment in Colorado Supreme Court ruling against the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program

Today the Colorado Supreme Court ruled against the Douglas County Choice Scholarship Program, denying hundreds of students the opportunity to attend the school of their parents’ choice. Since the program was passed in 2011, it has faced drawn out legal challenges so the program was never able to serve children in Douglas County.
“We are deeply disappointed in the Court’s ruling and what it means for children in Douglas County and the entire state of Colorado,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel of the American Federation for Children. “We are saddened that the Court decided to take power away from parents to make education decisions on behalf of their children.”

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American Federation for Children is the nation’s leading school choice advocacy organization and works in states across the country to help secure additional, high-quality educational options for families.
Kevin P. Chavous is executive counsel and a founding board member for the American Federation for Children. A noted attorney, author, and national school reform leader. A former member of the Council of the District of Columbia and a former chairman of D.C.’s Education Committee, Chavous was responsible for enacting numerous education reforms in D.C. Chavous is chair emeritus of the Democrats for Education Reform and a former chair of the Black Alliance for Educational Options.

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