Louisiana Supreme Court rules voucher funding violates the state Constitution

May 7, 2013 Read more: 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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#1 May 7, 2013
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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MILKY WAY

#2 May 7, 2013
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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Since: Feb 06

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#3 May 8, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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.

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#4 May 8, 2013
Mr_Bill wrote:
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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.

Keep reading.

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Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#5 May 9, 2013
SirPrize wrote:
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Are you referring to the U.S. Constitution? This is a state issue.
Read the article until you get it.
Keep reading.
Yes.

State issues are subject to the US Constitution.

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