DOJ Sues the State of Louisiana
N.O. Times Picayune
"The U.S. Justice Department is suing Louisiana in New Orleans federal court to block 2014-15 vouchers for students in public school systems that are under federal desegregation orders. The first year of private school vouchers "impeded the desegregation process," the federal government says.
The statewide voucher program, officially called the Louisiana Scholarship Program, lets low-income students in public schools graded C, D or F attend private schools at state taxpayer expense. The Justice Department's primary argument is that letting students leave for vouchered private schools can disrupt the racial balance in public school systems that desegregation orders are meant to protect. Those orders almost always set rules for student transfers with the school system.
Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes. Under the lawsuit, the state would be barred from assigning students in those systems to private schools unless a federal judge agreed to it....."
In Tangipahoa Parish, for instance, Independence Elementary School lost five white students to voucher schools, the petition states. The consequent change in the percent of enrolled white students "reinforc(ed) the racial identity of the school as a black school."
HOLY SH*T, five cracker kids get vouchers and a chance at a better education that their parent's tax money pays for and all of a sudden we have a FEDERAL CASE! Guess it doesn't matter that some of those kids in that same school might be half white?
Mr. Holder, the country is full of corrupt politicians, people defrauding the federal government out of billions a year, and the streets of America are full of racist scumbags causing trouble like attacking elderly war veterans, and you see fit to go after a STATES public education improvements? We all know the teacher's union leads the fight against vouchers.....being led around by the ring in your nose, eh Eric?
You, Mr. Holder (your boss aside) are the best example and crowning achievement of that failed institution known as affirmative action.
........you and the horse you rode in on!