Obama just threw the black kids of Louisiana under the bus

The Obama administration's war against states is now beyond Texas and the Voter-ID card.  The new target is Louisiana, our neighboring state under the able leadership of Governor Jindal:

"Late last week, Justice asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in the Pelican State from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools. Mr. Holder's lawyers claim the voucher program appears "to impede the desegregation progress" required under federal law. Justice provides little evidence to support this claim, but there couldn't be a clearer expression of how the civil-rights establishment is locked in a 1950s time warp.  

Passed in 2012, Louisiana's state-wide program guarantees a voucher to students from families with incomes below 250% of poverty and who attend schools graded C or below. The point is to let kids escape the segregation of failed schools, and about 90% of the beneficiaries are black.""

Where do we start?

First, this is cruel and hurts black kids. See the aforementioned reference that  "90%" of the beneficiaries are black.

Second, whatever happened to the idea that schools are run at the local level? The legislature of Louisiana created these schools so why is the federal government closing them.

The sad reality is that the Obama administration is all about the teachers' union. The kids just got thrown under the bus!  

 

The Obama administration's war against states is now beyond Texas and the Voter-ID card.  The new target is Louisiana, our neighboring state under the able leadership of Governor Jindal:

"Late last week, Justice asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in the Pelican State from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools. Mr. Holder's lawyers claim the voucher program appears "to impede the desegregation progress" required under federal law. Justice provides little evidence to support this claim, but there couldn't be a clearer expression of how the civil-rights establishment is locked in a 1950s time warp.  

Passed in 2012, Louisiana's state-wide program guarantees a voucher to students from families with incomes below 250% of poverty and who attend schools graded C or below. The point is to let kids escape the segregation of failed schools, and about 90% of the beneficiaries are black.""

Where do we start?

First, this is cruel and hurts black kids. See the aforementioned reference that  "90%" of the beneficiaries are black.

Second, whatever happened to the idea that schools are run at the local level? The legislature of Louisiana created these schools so why is the federal government closing them.

The sad reality is that the Obama administration is all about the teachers' union. The kids just got thrown under the bus!  

 

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