Colorado is not constitutionally required to increase funding for education, according to the state Supreme Court ruling. The 4-2 ruling, issued Tuesday, reverses a decision made in 2011 by a lower court. "While we do not dispute that public education in Colorado would benefit from additional funding, the local control built into the public school financing system 'provides each district with the opportunity for experimentation [and] innovation' in using limited resources to achieve educational excellence," the justices wrote.

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