Louisiana Supreme Court rules voucher funding violates the state Constitution

May 7, 2013 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.nola.com

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ruled that the current method of funding the statewide school voucher program is unconstitutional.

Act 2, part of Gov. Bobby Jindal's 2012 package of education reforms, diverts money from each student's per-pupil allocation to cover the cost of private or parochial school tuition. The act authorizes both the Louisiana Scholarship Program and the new Course Choice program.

The vote was 6-1, with Justice Greg Guidry dissenting. The plaintiffs in the case include the Louisiana Association of Educators, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and the Louisiana School Boards Association.

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Public union teachers are un-constitutional. 25th in math and science? Who needs them? please make them go away. We could do a better job teaching our own children with some tutors, and the kids would be safer and much happier than in a dangerous public school setting. Bullying would be a thing of the past. public union teachers make me want to vomit.

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Seems wrong to me. States ought to be able to work their finances to support the needs of their citizens. There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents Jidals budget from being implemented.

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Seems wrong to me. States ought to be able to work their finances to support the needs of their citizens. There is nothing in the Constitution that prevents Jidals budget from being implemented.
Read the 1st Amendment until you get it.

Keep reading.

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Read the 1st Amendment until you get it.
Keep reading.
Are you referring to the U.S. Constitution? This is a state issue.
Read the article until you get it.

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Are you referring to the U.S. Constitution? This is a state issue.
Read the article until you get it.
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Yes.

State issues are subject to the US Constitution.

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