The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Louisiana in New Orleans federal court over its private school voucher program, called the Louisiana Scholarship Program. The suit targets public school districts that are currently under federal desegregation orders, claiming that the voucher program is impeding the desegregation process. In the school districts affected by the lawsuit, they could only assign students to private schools if a federal judge agrees to it.
The signatures gathered for Initiative 22 may not all be legitimate. Friday, the Secretary of State’s office announced that the verification process would now require a line-by-line review.
The group Colorado for Kids turned in 165,706 signatures on August 5, nearly twice the required 86,105 to get the initiative on the ballot this fall. The Secretary of State’s office then began verifying a random sample of the signatures, as required by statute. According to that statute – Section 1-40-116(4), C.R.S. –if between 90 and 110 percent of the signatures in the random sample are verified then the proposal may move forward.
Parents are often concerned with their children’s safety when not in their care. Schools should be a place for children to learn without worrying about safety issues. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last December, Douglas County School District (DCSD) decided to review their safety plan and make any necessary improvements to further ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors.
As kids head back to school, the effort to get a mega tax hike on the ballot this November moved forward. The group Colorado for Kids turned in nearly double the required signatures last week for what has been called Initiative 22. The amount of signatures may be partially due to the misinformation (or full-blown lies) the paid canvassers used to gather signatures. Check out this video from Revealing Politics.
I graduated from the University of Denver with a B.A. in History (minor in Political Science) and the University of Wyoming with a Master of Public Administration. I am an experienced copywriter and content manager. I am also a former intern/research associate for the Education Policy Center at the Independence Institute in Denver, Colorado and have previously blogged for National School Choice Week.