Skip to main content

Louisiana parents and schoolchildren can claim a victory today after a state district judge ruled two pieces of legislation underpinning Governor Bobby Jindal's school voucher program unconstitutional.

Per the Baton Rouge Advocate:

[Louisiana] State District Judge Tim Kelley ruled Friday that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s expanded voucher program unconstitutionally diverts public money to send some public school students to private and parochial schools.
This is a huge victory for education advocates in the state and a huge defeat for this joke of a program.

You might remember back in July when Jindal's handpicked state superintendent John "Lying Liarson" White got caught lying to the media regarding the voucher program after it was discovered that the state was essentially handing out money, with no investigation at all, to anyone claiming to run a private school.

The scandal, as published in the Monroe News-Star:

In the email, White discusses how he will create the news story by releasing a communication to schools regarding a timeline for student assignment.

"This will allow us to kill multiple birds with one stone," White writes. "It would allow us to talk through the process with the media, muddying up a narrative they're trying to keep black and white."

Not to mention the heinous quality of the "education" these private schools were planning to inflict on innocent children.

Again: This is a big win for the good guys and a big loss for Jindal and his lying cohorts.


Sorry for the hit and run diary, but there's good news that I couldn't wait to share.

[Louisiana] State District Judge Tim Kelley ruled Friday that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s expanded voucher program unconstitutionally diverts public money to send some public school students to private and parochial schools.
You can read the full article here:

Hopefully, this will cheer up our Michigan friends who are currently fighting this same fight against the privatization of our children's educations.

3:10 PM PT: Awesome! Rec listed. Thanks so much, everyone.

Originally posted to bertderouen on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 02:17 PM PST.

Also republished by Louisiana Kossacks.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Angie in WA State, DeminNewJ, Odysseus, murphy, sacrelicious, LynChi, Wintermute, SanJoseLady, bethcf4p, exNYinTX, regis, cinnamon68, concernedamerican, BlackSheep1, otto, Iberian, Cedwyn, aitchdee, wader, psnyder, JimWilson, HeyMikey, Emmy, furi kuri, sebastianguy99, Dirk McQuigley, davidincleveland, maybeeso in michigan, BluejayRN, kiri, YucatanMan, eru, majcmb1, skyounkin, blue jersey mom, kaliope, laviolet, Jim R, begone, Born in NOLA, martini, Sanuk, emeraldmaiden, GrinningLibber, luckydog, blueoasis, Rosaura, Crashing Vor, BlueMississippi, doingbusinessas, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, kurt, Tom Anderson, AllanTBG, krwheaton, Thinking Fella, pgm 01, Cronesense, Loudoun County Dem, devis1, semioticjim, Dave in Northridge, newpioneer, GMFORD, jedennis, jnhobbs, uciguy30, leonard145b, TomP, Zacapoet, End game, Roger Fox, wayoutinthestix, Involuntary Exile, mikeconwell, monkeybrainpolitics, tofumagoo, Cassandra Waites, catly, Al Fondy, dmhlt 66, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, Louisiana 1976, banjolele, Ohiodem1, CamillesDad1, followyourbliss, MKSinSA, papahaha, kevinpdx, Keith Pickering, histOries Marko, stevenwag, sfarkash, nancat357, Larsstephens, Railfan, awcomeon, marabout40, fidellio, shenderson, samanthab, DiegoUK, rja, MsGrin, slice, meralda, anyname, La Gitane, ardyess, PorridgeGun, MRA NY, createpeace, enhydra lutris, VTCC73, googie, Mentatmark, Mortifyd, Azazello, IndieGuy, a2nite, congenitalefty, CA ridebalanced, peachcreek, radical simplicity, Arahahex, MartyM, Canines and Crocodiles, arizonablue, George3, CalBearMom, Heavy Mettle, Captain Chaos, nuclear winter solstice, Chaddiwicker, Dallas L, nolagrl, remembrance, Boundegar, weck, aresea, nice marmot, rigcath, LilithGardener, Halfton81, TheDuckManCometh

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site