Louisiana Governor Jindal’s School Voucher Program Ruled Unconstitutional

Posted by | November 30, 2012 19:02 | Filed under: Top Stories

A Louisiana judge says it’s unconstitutional to divert money from pubic schools to private schools in the Louisiana governor’s voucher program.

State Judge Tim Kelley said Friday that the program improperly diverts money allocated through Louisiana’s public school funding formula to private schools. He also said it unconstitutionally diverts local tax dollars to private schools.

Kelley ruled in a lawsuit backed 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.

Jindal plans to appeal the ruling.

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.