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Obama’s cruel fight against school choice
Washington Post ^ | 9-5-13 | Bobby Jindal

Posted on 09/05/2013 12:08:25 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Bobby Jindal, a Republican, is governor of Louisiana.

While President Obama publicly celebrated the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech last week, his administration took action behind the scenes in Louisiana that was a complete rejection of King’s dream.

The Justice Department has challenged my state in court for having the temerity to start a scholarship program that frees low-income minority children from failing schools. In other words, Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder would rip children out of their schools and handcuff them to the failing schools they previously attended. And, in the ultimate irony, they are using desegregation orders set up to prevent discrimination against minority children to try to do it.

Never mind that 90 percent of the children receiving scholarships in Louisiana are minorities or that 100 percent of their parents choose to apply for these scholarships.

By his own words, the president is fighting for the right of these children to live the American dream, but his actions would destroy their dreams.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bobbyjindal; choice; education; equality; jindal; minority; parentalchoice; schools

1 posted on 09/05/2013 12:08:26 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Hey RNC, are you paying attention?


2 posted on 09/05/2013 1:08:46 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Producing Talk Show Prep since 1998.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
The Washington Post agrees with Jindal:

NINE OF 10 Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black. All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults. So it’s bewildering, if not downright perverse, for the Obama administration to use the banner of civil rights to bring a misguided suit that would block these disadvantaged students from getting the better educational opportunities they are due.

Justice Department bids to trap poor, black children in ineffective schools

3 posted on 09/05/2013 1:10:24 PM PDT by CedarDave (Benghazi victim's mom: "Hillary doesn't give a damn about you.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Education enables people to get out of the underclass, and the Democrats cannot survive if they do.

Ignorant people are much easier to manipulate and control.

Besides, we’re talking about minorities disproportionately — and everyone knows Democrats are virulent racists. Always have been, probably always will be.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 2:09:18 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ignore what Obastard says, he’s lying. Watch what he does.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 2:51:31 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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