School vouchers, a controversial system for funding private schools with public dollars, are aligning a group of minority Louisiana parents with prominent Republican politicians. 
A U.S. Department of Justice federal lawsuit filed against Louisiana in August argues the state school voucher program violates longstanding desegregation orders in 34 school districts. Now, a group of four mostly minority families from those districts represented by the libertarian Goldwater Institute and the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options is asking a judge to dismiss the case.
Mitzi Dillon, a Covington, La., mother with two black children in voucher schools and one in a public school, said she joined the court fight because she was shocked by the