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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:50 PM

Gov. Jindal's private school voucher program ruled unconstitutional.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/la-gov-jindals-private-school-tuition-voucher-program-ruled-unconstitutional-by-state-judge/2012/11/30/403804c2-3b2e-11e2-9258-ac7c78d5c680_story.html

BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s voucher program that uses tax dollars to send students to private schools was ruled unconstitutional Friday by a state judge who said it’s improperly funded through the public school financing formula.

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.

More than 4,900 students are enrolled in 117 private schools with taxpayer dollars, in one of the largest voucher programs in the nation.

The judge said the method the Jindal administration, state education leaders and lawmakers used to pay for the voucher program violates state constitutional provisions governing the annual education funding formula, called the Minimum Foundation Program or MFP.


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Response to madfloridian (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. Good! Funny how these constitution-worshipping assholes so readily violate them

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:30 PM

2. Did you notice that the plaintiff's lawyer said the judge was "in error"?

It's amazing to me how the reformers can never be wrong, they just blame someone else.

At least it's a start. Fingers crossed.

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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:23 PM

3. Jindal's remarks on the voucher ruling. Calls it is travesty.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2012/11/30/la-judge-bobby-jindal-school-voucher-program-unconstitutional/

Jindal (R-La.), who is frequently touted as a potential contender in the 2016 Republican presidential race, pushed the legislation through the state’s legislature in April. Two statewide teachers’ associations and a group of school boards filed legal challenges shortly thereafter.

Jindal said in a statement Friday afternoon that he would appeal the ruling.

In addition to the lawsuits, the program was criticized for letting students attend religious schools that teach Young Earth Creationism — the belief that the universe is no older than 10,000 years.

“Today’s ruling is wrong-headed and a travesty for parents across Louisiana who want nothing more than for their children to have an equal opportunity at receiving a great education,” Jindal said. “This ruling changes nothing for the students currently in the program. All along, we expected this to be decided by the Louisiana Supreme Court.”


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