Charlene Howard

Charlene Howard faced problems with her children Charles and Carson at their public school in Colorado Springs.  There have been incidents of violence, including a stabbing and a shooting, near their elementary school, and the school’s teachers have not been attentive to Carson’s special needs.  Charlene believes a private school would keep her sons from falling behind, but cannot afford private schooling without the help of outside funding,

  • May 29, 2003    |   Educational Choice

    Colorado Opportunity Contract Program

    Securing Educational Opportunity For Colorado Families: Institute for Justice and Colorado Parents Defend Historic Parental Choice Program

    In April 2003, Colorado attempted to become the first state in the nation to fulfill the promise of equal educational opportunity offered by the U.S. Supreme Court when it upheld Cleveland’s school choice program.  Colorado approved legislation creating Opportunity Contracts, a voucher program to enable low-income families in the state’s poorest-performing school districts to send…

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