Denver District Judge Sheila Rappaport began hearing arguments yesterday on one of the most provocative education lawsuits in Colorado’s history, Lobato v. State of Colorado, the Huffington Post reports. The lawsuit alleges that the state supplies schools with too little while demanding high standards and specifically violates two clauses of its own constitution: the “Local Control Clause” whereby local school boards retain control over instruction within their districts, and the “Education Clause” that requires the General Assembly of Colorado provide a “thorough and uniform system of free public schools throughout the state, wherein all residents of the state, between the ages of six and twenty-one years, may be educated gratuitously”.

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