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Dougco kills school vouchers, but the movement lives on, proponents say – The Denver Post

The Douglas County School Board threw a knockout punch at school vouchers locally but fell short of staggering the movement nationwide, voucher supporters said Tuesday.

Voucher backer and Colorado State Board of Education member Pam Mazanec knew the nationally known Douglas County program was living on borrowed time when a slate of four anti-voucher candidates won election last month to the school board, creating a seven-member board fully hostile to vouchers.

The new board moved quickly Monday night to pull its support of the program, voting unanimously to end a long-running legal battle that reached the nation’s highest court.

“I’m just disappointed,” Mazanec said. “They could have ended the program locally, and that would have been fine. But they could have chosen to get an answer once and for all about the legality of the program. Resolving that issue would have benefited children not only in Colorado but across the country.”

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