Why #vouchergate is only going to get worse for the two boy wonders, Bobby and Johnnie White.
Yesterday, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White announced “tougher standards” for private schools that qualify for and accept voucher funding “were coming.” And while the media may attempt to spin this as an accountability measure that favors Superintendent White, it is, without question, the most blatant admission the voucher program he and Governor Bobby Jindal have championed is in clear violation of the Louisiana State Constitution and many of the schools approved for taxpayer funding should have never been considered.
Here’s the critical issue (bold mine):
The Louisiana Constitution requires that to get state approval, a nonpublic school must have a curriculum at least as strong as the state’s. The state, however, can’t dictate what is taught.
White said he’s considering a graduated scale for the approval process that allows larger schools that are accredited by an independent agency, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to receive…
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