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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-30-12 10:12 PM
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Gov. Jindal's private school voucher program ruled unconstitutional.
Gov. Jindal's private school voucher program ruled unconstitutional.

BATON ROUGE, La. Gov. Bobby Jindals voucher program that uses tax dollars to send students to private schools was ruled unconstitutional Friday by a state judge who said its 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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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 01:01 AM
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1. Good. Nothing like an honest judge who resists partisanship.
Amazing how many government executives ignore the constitution to which they are subject.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-12 06:30 AM
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2. This is encouraging. nt
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