Dec 10, 2011 1:00 PM by Trovette Tottress

Plaintiffs and legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado celebrate ruling

Key plaintiffs and the legal team behind Lobato v. State of Colorado are celebrating this morning after a Denver judge ruled in favor of school districts and parents who sued Colorado contending that the state's education funding methods are unconstitutional.

The plaintiffs argued that the state's method of funding education is random and leaves poor students at a disadvantage. Friday, Denver District Judge Sheila Rapport ruled that "the Colorado public school finance system is not rationally related to the mandate to establish and maintain a thorough and uniform system of free public schools. On the contrary, the public school finance system is irrational, arbitrary, and severely under funded."

Tonight at 5:30 hear from the plaintiffs as they react to the judge's decision.


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