Schools Failing? Not our problem
Liberals will do whatever it takes to protect the illusion their model works and keep their union donors employed – even if that means sacrificing your children to do it:
The proper response to any liberal who claims to be “pro-choice” is to laugh at them. They’re not in favor of people “choosing” anything, especially when those choices threaten the Left’s power structure. We might be allowed some modest latitude within a narrow range of options the State has prepared for us… but true, unbounded choice and its consequences are not permitted. Liberals don’t think the Little People can be trusted with that kind of power. Who knows what they might do with it?
The Wall Street Journal finds it bitterly ironic that Attorney General Eric Holder is nailing the doors of failing public schools in Louisiana shut, trapping the kids inside, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech:
Late last week, Justice asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in the Pelican State from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools. Mr. Holder’s lawyers claim the voucher program appears “to impede the desegregation progress” required under federal law. Justice provides little evidence to support this claim, but there couldn’t be a clearer expression of how the civil-rights establishment is locked in a 1950s time warp.
Passed in 2012, Louisiana’s state-wide program guarantees a voucher to students from families with incomes below 250% of poverty and who attend schools graded C or below. The point is to let kids escape the segregation of failed schools, and about 90% of the beneficiaries are black.