Skip to comments.The Holder-Jindal Collision: The federal government attacks Louisiana school choice.
Posted on 09/03/2013 5:37:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal found out late on Friday, August 23. Attorney General Eric Holder was suing to block the states school voucher program, which aims to give low-income kids in terrible schools the opportunity to attend better public schools and even private schools. The Justice Department claims the two-year-old program could interfere with federal desegregation orders in several Louisiana parishes, holdovers from the Civil Rights era.
This was a complete shock, Jindal says. A complete surprise.
Maybe it shouldnt have been. Liberals have been fighting the Louisiana voucher initiative, officially called a scholarship program, from the beginning.
The teacher unions took us all the way to the state supreme court, and the programs still here, says Jindal. In May, the court ruled the voucher program was constitutional but that funding it through the general education budget wasnt. Jindal and the legislature made it a line item in the state budget instead.
Many in the education establishment in LouisianaJindal calls them the coalition of the status quoprotested the voucher program and other education reforms like charter school expansion and tenure reform. Some even hoped to recall him, the Republican speaker of the house, and other legislators, but the movement went nowhere.
Were still here, Jindal says, a little defiantly. So is the voucher program, at least for this school year. What started as a pilot program in New Orleans during Jindals first term as governor expanded to school districts all over Louisiana in 2012.
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Seems that the DOJ going after states rights with a vengeance.
And here’s what the DOJ is doing against Texas:
Justice Department sues Texas over new voter ID law
Doesn’t Holder know we’re about to go to war with some of the most wacky, leftist, extremist nutballs on the planet? Surely, his time can be taken up with more important things.
That’s what it is really about.
It is a race to destroy America - how much can the Obama-Holder Axis accomplish in the next three years.
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