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Obama Sues To Kill School Vouchers In Louisiana

From Fox News:

Justice Department tries to block Louisiana’s school voucher program

August 25, 2013

The Justice Department is trying to stop a school vouchers program in Louisiana that attempts to help families send their children to independent schools instead of under-performing public schools.

The agency wants to stop the program, led by Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, in any school district that remains under a desegregation court order.

Isn’t irony ironic? Vouchers do more for true ‘desegregation’ than just about anything.

In papers filed in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, the agency said Louisiana distributed vouchers in 2012-13 to roughly 570 public school students in districts that are still under such orders and that "many of those vouchers impeded the desegregation process."

The federal government argues that allowing students to attend independent schools under the voucher system could create a racial imbalance in public school systems protected by desegregation orders.

What a laugh. So do private schools in general. So why doesn’t the DOJ sue the Catholic Church? (Come to think of it, they probably will.)

Apparently, the only time ‘choice’ is a good thing is when it allows women to have an abortion.

Jindal — who last year expanded the program that started in 2008 — said this weekend that the department’s action is "shameful" and said President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder "are trying to keep kids trapped in failing public schools against the wishes of their parents."

While their children get to attend the most exclusive private schools. (Just like Obama did.)

Jindal called school choice "a moral imperative." …

The Democrats don’t see it that way. Keeping people stuck in the underclass so they can buy their votes is the Democrats’ ‘moral imperative.’

The lawsuit attempts to bar the state from assigning students in those systems to private schools unless a federal judge agrees to it, and a court hearing is tentatively set for Sept. 19…

The Louisiana Supreme Court ruled in May that the state could not use the allotted voucher money, resulting in Jindal finding about $40 million in other public funds to help the roughly 8,000 students already enrolled in the program this school year.

The case is scheduled to be heard by a judge who has already ruled that parts of Jindal’s 2012 expansion were unconstitutional, and a state appeal is pending.

Thank goodness for liberal judges. Otherwise, some poor kids might actually get an education. And we can’t have that, can we?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, August 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Obama Sues To Kill School Vouchers In Louisiana”

  1. It;s all about the churlden … meaning … the men and women making up the regressive wing of American politics who’ve never grown emotionally past the ninth grade and worries about acne.




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