Colorado Charter Law Funds Religious Schools, Says Denver Newspaper
An investigation by the Denver Post has uncovered several examples of tax funds flowing to religious schools through Colorado's charter school law.
The newspaper reported that Hope Co-Op Online Learning Academy, a charter school approved by the tiny Vilas School District two years ago, has established 81 learning centers across the state. About half of them are situated in houses of worship and religions schools.
The Post noted that at least 17 religious schools host Hope programs. At these programs, students work on computers for two hours a day and then attend classes at a religious school.
Throughout the state, Hope has subsidized classes at Islamic …
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Publication information: Article title: Colorado Charter Law Funds Religious Schools, Says Denver Newspaper. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Church & State. Volume: 59. Issue: 11 Publication date: December 2006. Page number: 15+. © 1999 Americans United for Separation of Church and State. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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