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Haley v. Colorado Dept. of Educ., District Court of Colorado, City and County of Denver, Case No. 02CV5149 (filed July 3, 2002).

Plaintiffs in this case allege that the state’s system of school finance results in “dramatic disparities” in districts’ abilities to provide for the education of disabled students and therefore denies those students of the state constitutional guarantees of a thorough and uniform system of free public schools, equal protection and due process. Complaint available @ http://www.schoolfunding.info/states/co/HaleyvCOdeptofed.PDF.

Lujan v. Colorado State Bd. of Educ., 649 P.2d 1005 (Colo. 1982).

The Colorado Supreme Court upheld the state Public School Finance Act of 1973, rejecting plaintiffs’ claims that the statute violated the state constitutional right to equal protection and the requirement of a thorough and uniform system of public schools.