Media Coverage

February 9, 2012:
American Public Media’s Education Marketplace story: “Colorado’s battle over school funding.”  Full story with audio here.

“Though it’s among the richest states per capita, Colorado ranks near the bottom on per-student spending,” says Colorado Springs School District 11 chief financial officer Glen Gustafson. ” Though it’s among the richest states per capita, Colorado ranks near the bottom on per-student spending.”
February 7, 2012:

Colorado’s African American Voice featured the delay of the Lobato case in the February 2012 edition of its monthly newspaper. The story starts on the front page and includes extensive detail on the case. See the full story here and visit the African American Voice web site here.


See continuing coverage from Education News Colorado: Ed News Colorado Lobato Case Coverage

See continuing coverage from The Huffington Post: Lobato v. State of Colorado; LiveBlog from the Courtroom


MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund):  Press Release

The Attorney General’s Webpage for the case: Lobato v. Colorado

CASB (Colorado Association of School Boards): CASB coverage


December 12, 2011:

Huffington Post Education – Colorado Education Underfunded by ‘Unconscionable’ Billions, Judge Rules

December 10, 2011:

KKTV – Lobato Ruling: Changes to School Funding

December 9, 2011:

Education News Colorado - Victory for Lobato Plaintiffs

November 17, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftain - School funding woes persist

October 28, 2011:

Craig Daily Press - MCSD a plaintiff in case on state’s school funding system

October 5, 2011:

Valley Courier – AG weighs in on Lobato case

September 23, 2011:

School Transportation News –  School funding lawsuits stretch from Ohio to Colorado to Texas

September 19, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftain – Lawyer from San Luis Valley seeks level field for schools

Our Colorado News – Proposition 103 Would Raise taxes for public education funding 

September 10, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftain - State’s pocketbook  won’t figure in schools suit

September 7, 2011:

The Washington Times –  Colorado governor pushes his luck on funding for schools 

August 28, 2011:

Denver Post –  Colorado school funding trial enters likely final week

August 25, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftan – Lt. Gov. Garcia testified in school funding suit

August 24, 2011:

Ed News – Voters will decide on school funding

August 22, 2011:

Ed Week (site requires subscription) – Darling-Hammond Testifies in Colo. Funding Trial 

August 20, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftan – Plea for Better Schools Gets Personal

August 19, 2011:

Denver Post- Guest Commentary: Lobato Case is Crucial to Education

Colorado Center on Law & Policy – Broken Funding System at heart of case, columnist says

August 18, 2011:

9 News- Taylor Lobato interview- Lobato trial highlights education-funding shortfalls

August 16, 2011:

CASE (Colorado Association of School Executives) BriefCASE

August 14, 2011:

Denver Post- Lobato v. State of Colorado: Plaintiff’s Opening Statements

Denver Post- Lobato v. State of Colorado: Defense’s Opening Statements

Denver Post –  School spending on trial in Colorado

Fox 31 Denver – Hickenlooper: Lobato case could devastate Colorado

August 12, 2011:

Valley Courier- Landmark Lobato case concludes second week

August 11, 2011:

Denver Post - Rosen: Lobato case unfounded

August 9, 2011:

Education News – Opinion: Signs of an old education system

Estes Park Gazette- Lobato case: wrong road to reform 

August 7, 2011:

Denver Post – Future uncertain if plaintiffs win education-funding Lobato case

August 6, 2011:

Valley Courier- Lobato case concludes first week of trial

Denver Post - Carroll: Who is fibbing in the education case?

August 4, 2011:

Huffington Post - Taylor Lobato, Plaintiff in Education Funding Lawsuit Gets Her Day in Court After Five Years

August 3, 2011:

9 News- 19-year-old takes on state, gets day in court

August 2, 2011:

Huffington Post – Lobato v. Colorado Brings Colorado’s Education Funding Into Focus

Denver Post - Colorado School Funding Trial Begins In Lawsuit Against State

August 1, 2011:

Colorado Public Radio - Lobato Trial Begins

Education News Colorado - Lobato: 8/1 Center in Spotlight

Wall Street Journal Law Blog – On Today’s School Menu: Litigation

Law  Week Colorado - Plaintiffs Call First Witness in Lobato

9 News – Trial to begin for state education funding lawsuit

Pagosa Springs Jounal - Lobato v. State of Colorado Trial Begins to Improve Schools

July 31, 2011:

Education News Colorado - All Sides Hustle To Tell Lobato Stories

Denver Post - Colorado lawsuit on education funding goes on trial Monday

Lex Mundi - Davis Graham & Stubbs Continues its Long Tradition of Providing Pro Bono Legal Services to the Community: Lobato v. State of Colorado Trial Begins

Boulder Daily Camera - Colorado K-12 funding lawsuit trial starts

July 30, 2011:

Pueblo Chieftain - Differences in School Funding

July 29, 2011:

Huffington Post – Lobato v. State of Colorado Calls for More K-12 Funding

Craig Daily Press –  Moffat Country School District among 119 plaintiffs in school funding trial

July 28, 2011:

Valley Courier – School Funding Trial Begins Monday

KCNC-TV - Parents Claim Education Funding Violates Colorado Constitution

KMGH-TV - Lawsuit Could Direct Every Tax Dollar to K-12

KDVR-TV - Hickenlooper: Lobato Lawsuit Could Devastate Colorado

KUSA-TV - Lawsuit between state, school district heads to court

Education News Colorado - The Churn: MALDEF weighs in

Education News Colorado - Curtain Rises on Historic Lobato Trial

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