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Commentary: Louisiana using school vouchers to skirt responsibility to public | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com

Commentary: Louisiana using school vouchers to skirt responsibility to public | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com:


Commentary: Louisiana using school vouchers to skirt responsibility to public



As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal traversed our great nation, giving speeches in support of Gov. Mitt Romney and being a general tool of the GOP, he left behind a state still divided on the fairness of the new statewide voucher program. The arguments I've heard for the program are simply this: Parents deserve a choice in their child's education.
This makes perfect sense. We all get a choice in who will become our police officers or firefighters. We all have a choice about the material in public libraries and the routes of public transportation. And of course, we all have a choice about which roads the city decides to fix, in a reasonable amount of time. Otherwise this would all be a great 

Private school voucher program leaves 4000 families out in the cold

NOLA.com - 
Many important questions have been raised about the state's new private school voucher program: How much will it cost taxpayers?

Private-school vouchers go to about 300 DC students

Washington Post - 
By Emma Brown, The Washington Post. Nearly 300 D.C. children were awarded private-school tuitionvouchers last week, part of a federally funded program that generates perennial debate among leaders in the city and on Capitol Hill.


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