Have you heard about this? The news about it just broke earlier today.
It seems that the Obama Justice Department and its lead caudillo Eric Holder have decided to attack the Louisiana school voucher program – which is intended in very large measure to give black kids a wider range of educational opportunities and perhaps a better chance at climbing out of poverty than the failed Soviet school model has heretofore afforded them – on the basis that it violates some desegregation orders which played a significant role in ruining the failed school systems those kids are trapped in in the first place.
The American Federation for Children took aim and hit a bullseye with their press release on the subject today…
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice and its state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation for Children, today strongly condemned President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for seeking to limit educational options for the children of Louisiana. A motion filed by the U.S. Dept. of Justice seeks to prevent the state of Louisiana from offering school vouchers to children in school districts with existing desegregation orders for the 2014-15 school year unless the state receives otherwise authorization from the federal court overseeing the desegregation case.
“President Obama’s assault on educational options is unprecedented and directly impacts low-income families who have the right to high-quality educational options,” said Kevin P. Chavous, executive counsel to the American Federation for Children. “We remain committed to fighting for children and ensuring those trapped in failing schools are not left behind.”
A 2013 survey from the Louisiana Federation for Children and Black Alliance for Educational Options showed that nearly 93 percent of parents are happy with their child’s scholarship school. In addition, the Louisiana Scholarship Program has both the strongest and most transparent financial and academic accountability standards among scholarship programs in the nation.
The Louisiana Scholarship Program awarded scholarships to 8,000 students for the 2013-14 school year after receiving nearly 12,000 applications from parents across the state who demand better choices for their children. In just one year, the Louisiana Scholarship Program showed a 60 percent growth, highlighting the popularity of this program that offers scholarships to students trapped in failing schools. To qualify, students must either be enrolled in a school ranked C, D or F or be entering kindergarten for the first time; they must also meet strict income guidelines.
Across the state, 128 schools in 32 parishes are participating in the Louisiana Scholarship Program, which was expanded statewide in 2012. Prior to the expansion, the program served children in New Orleans since its creation in 2008.
Louisiana Federation for Children is a state project of the American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice.
If you think about it, it’s really disgusting to see the most racist Justice Department since the New Deal – and the DOJ’s treatment of the George Zimmerman case was only one very good example of that racism – sell out the very community on whose supposed behalf it practices the racial favoritism of which it’s guilty. And why? Because the Obama regime, at the end of the day, gets more in campaign contributions from the teachers’ unions than they do from the black community.
Holder is a thug, a phony and a fraud, and if the black community doesn’t condemn him for fighting against better educational options for kids in that community who desperately need them then it’s a shame.
What’s worse, though, is that the case is in front of federal district judge Ivan Lemelle, who has already thrown up roadblocks to implementation of the voucher program. Which means Lemelle, a Clinton appointment, is all but assured of giving Holder what he wants.
State Education Secretary John White was also appalled…
State Education Superintendent John White took issue with the suit’s primary argument and its characterization of the program. Almost all the students using vouchers are black, he said. Given that framework, “it’s a little ridiculous” to argue that students’ departure to voucher schools makes their home school systems less white, he said. He also thought it ironic that rules set up to combat racism were being called on to keep black students in failing schools.
Hey, here’s a question – what does Mary Landrieu think of Eric Holder standing in the schoolhouse doors to keep black kids from getting a better education than the status quo currently allows? Fascinating question, right?