More local news with national implications:
Colorado’s school-voucher supporters suffered another legal blow Tuesday when a Denver judge upheld a decision that temporarily halted the fledgling system.
The one-sentence decision from District Judge Joseph Meyer puts the program’s fate further into limbo, as voucher supporters had hoped to move ahead with the plan while the issue is being taken to the state Supreme Court.
Meyer – in a two-pronged decision last month – placed an injunction on the program, but not before ruling that the voucher law violates the state Constitution because it strips control from school boards.
What a lousy excuse.
Actually, I’m a bit wary of vouchers. Oh, I’m not against anything which would strip power from school boards or teachers’ unions, but if I ran a religious school, I’m not sure I’d accept government money. Take the Danegeld, and you’ll never be rid of the Dane.
But that doesn’t mean I don’t think they aren’t worth a try — if only the courts would let them.