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State judge rules Louisiana school
voucher program unconstitutional

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:smcchk, 12/1/2012 12:41:32 AM

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.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: billa, 12/1/2012 12:53:36 AM     (No. 9042399)

Odd...don´t you think? It is constitutional to make a choice to have or not have a baby, funded by the government..but it is not constitutional to select the type of education (fundamental right) your child receives funded through the government.

Could not access the article so I do not know the arguments before the judge.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 4Justice, 12/1/2012 1:01:47 AM     (No. 9042404)

Stupid. It is NOT unconstitutional at all. Judges think they can say whatever they want even if it is wrong. Stupid. Hey, did you all know that the lefties are now taking over the charter schools?? Yep, they move quick and we just sit on our hands.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: redink, 12/1/2012 1:07:41 AM     (No. 9042407)

Katrina literally washed away the filthy and degrading school system that kids were forced into. The aftermath brought in new charter schools, with excited teachers; involved parents, and hopeful kids who now saw opportunity where none had existed before.

Can´t have that in Obama´s amerika.
Fight this, Jindal.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Tom kilbride, 12/1/2012 2:03:04 AM     (No. 9042443)

The only way to put a stop to this travesty called public education would be for a significant number of people to refuse to pay their school taxes. The government couldn´t afford to seize all that property or prosecute that many people.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/1/2012 2:35:32 AM     (No. 9042452)

The article isn´t too helpful. The state judge´s ruling sounds weak. Just saying a formula - a procedure - was not intended to calculate funding for some students makes little sense.

Anyway, there will be an appeal and the judge did not enjoin the schooling so nothing should happen immediately.

Plaintiffs will probably move to close the schools now and get nowhere. Meanwhile the appeal will be heard.







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Reply 6 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/1/2012 2:39:57 AM     (No. 9042455)

As Obama and and his corrupt news media lackeys continue to bamboozle America, one strong issue --- perhaps the strongest --- for Republican´s is school choice.
And I´d bet real money that the unions went carefully judge shopping to find this pro-union Judge Tim Kelley.

For all their ostensible concern about Blacks, women and gays, the Democrats are anti-children... Spending the children´s money on our deficits and refusing to give them a quality education, by deferring to the teacher´s unions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/1/2012 2:51:09 AM     (No. 9042459)

Now, why would anyone want to pull their children out of our drug-addled, crime-riddled, failing public schools?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LaVallette, 12/1/2012 3:34:50 AM     (No. 9042472)

Public schools exist for the teachers and the unions, and not their students. To them the children are a nuisance interfering with their right to a comfortable living at the tax payers expense. Their fear is that a voucher system would allow the children and their parents to vote with their feet.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Right Republican, 12/1/2012 4:05:12 AM     (No. 9042479)

Some people´s hatred for public schools (and their belief that all of society´s social and economic ills begin and end with what and how children are taught in school), causes them to forget that if taxpayer money can be used to send children to a religious charter school, then ANY religion can do so, including Muslim schools or even a Great Spaghetti Monster one.

Read what´s happening in Europe? Their experiment in multicultural diversity is failing. The Muslims are moving in and NOT assimilating at all. The common culture of Western Civilization is disappearing. Setting up charter schools based on narrow religious or political views is dangerous, and making non-believers pay for it is stupid.

Public schools are far from perfect, but breaking them up in favor of thousands of schools with their own "charter" to indoctrinate their own little niche philosophies will cause the very thing we conservatives seek to avoid: the end of our American experiment in creating and maintaining a democratic republic.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/1/2012 4:21:22 AM     (No. 9042483)

I, for one, am going to ignore the new "twitter" and "Facebook" crap at the end of the article.
For now.
If this nonsense persists, goodbye, so long, so sorry you are so desperate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/1/2012 4:50:00 AM     (No. 9042489)

Tell the judge up yours and continue to fund the voucher program.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 12/1/2012 5:42:58 AM     (No. 9042498)

Ditto #10 but we need to express that to Luis in the tech dept, not here.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bugger, 12/1/2012 5:52:10 AM     (No. 9042502)

The "National Education Association" is unconstitutional. "...improperly funded through the public school financing formula"? I can´t find any such formula in the constitution. Let the states and counties worry about it, or better yet privatize the entire thing. Let parents either educate their children or pay for their children´s education.

I have no children, yet I have to keep trying to reach the liberal youngsters who have been brainwashed with my tax dollars. I find that beyond unacceptable.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/1/2012 8:59:24 AM     (No. 9042682)

This judge makes me think favorably about lynching (satire) It´s just what he is doing to the poor (read black if you will) children of Louisiana.

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