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Jindal’s voucher program: a vote-buying scam for the Christian right

Something Like the Truth

By Robert Mann

Did you know that Gov. Bobby Jindal is a civil rights leader? Although he’s never spoken much about the subject, Jindal wants you to know that he’s a regular Martin Luther King when it comes to education. His passion, it seems, is helping poor minority children get a better education.

“The next great civil rights fight is really about making sure that every child has a great education,” Jindal said recently. That’s what he says drives his private school voucher program, enacted hastily during the 2012 legislative session.

“Giving every child — no matter race or income — the opportunity to get a great education is a moral imperative,” Jindal wrote in a recent Washington Post column denouncing a U.S. Justice Department motion that would prevent Jindal from awarding vouchers in a way that undermines almost two dozen federal school desegregation suits.

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