Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Godless Wednesday: Jindal's Voucher Program Struck Down

Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana has been a strong supporter of school voucher programs and pushed through a plan in his state which allowed public money in the form of vouchers to go to private schools with explicitly religious curricula.

Last week a judge ruled that Louisiana's voucher program was unconstitutional:
Judge Tim Kelley sided with argu­ments presented by teacher unions and school boards seeking to shut down the voucher program and oth­er changes that would funnel more money away from traditional public schools. The governor, who made the voucher program and other educa­tional changes a sig­nature of his early second term, said the state will appeal the decision.
The ruling was basically only based on the funding mechanism, not on the questions of whether funneling public money to promote a specific religious education agenda is illegal or not.

Hat/tip to Joe.My.God

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