Clown college is back in session for the umpteenth time in the last several years, a signature piece of Bobby Jindal’s Legislative Agenda was struck down in a Louisiana Court. Which begs the question:
If you pass laws that are unconstitutional are you really passing anything at all?
When does the Jindal Administration begin to wear the “lawless radicals” badge?
Either way, a Baton Rouge State Judge struck down Jindal’s teacher tenure law on constitutional grounds. This is the second time the law has been ruled unconstitutional, as the Supreme Court vacated the original reasoning and asked for a rehearing:
State District Judge Michael Caldwell issued his new ruling Wednesday.
Caldwell ruled in March that the legislation was unconstitutional because it bundled together too many items spanning Louisiana’s education laws. But the Louisiana Supreme Court vacated Caldwell’s decision in May and asked him to re-evaluate his ruling.
Caldwell heard arguments in December, and came to same conclusion.
How can something be a signature achievement if you didn’t actually achieve it? #Jindal #MisEducated
Originally posted on CenLamar:
A little over a year ago, The Wall Street Journal published a story extolling Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s ambitious plans for education reform, labeling Jindal’s sweeping set of proposals his “moon shot.” The term “moon shot” was intended as a compliment toward Jindal and a slight dig at Newt Gingrich, who was then in the midst of his failed campaign for President and who had just declared his support for a colony on the moon. The Journal was being purposely cheeky. Quoting (bold mine):
Newt Gingrich wants the U.S. to return to the moon, but as challenges go he has nothing on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s school reform plans.
Mr. Jindal wants to create America’s largest school voucher program, broadest parental choice system, and toughest teacher accountability regime—all in one legislative session. Any one of those would be a big win, but all three could make the state the first to effectively dismantle a public education monopoly.
At the time, I noted on my website, in a post titled “Bobby Jindal Is Mooning Louisiana,” that the comparisons between Gingrich’s moon colony and Jindal’s education reform initiative unwittingly reinforced an essential truth: Both plans were irrational, untested, grandiose, and absurd. The Wall Street Journal didn’t get it: As Governor of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal effectively controls the legislature, the speakership, the president of the Senate, and committee membership. It wouldn’t be a “big win” for him to pass through his education “reform” initiative “all in one legislative session;” its passage was a foregone conclusion, and the hype was nothing more than manufactured publicity. “America’s largest school voucher program, broadest parental choice system, and toughest teacher accountability regime” were Jindal’s own disingenuous talking points shamelessly republished under the masthead and with the imprimatur of a once-respected newspaper now owned and controlled by the same man who owns and controls Fox News.