Louisiana School Voucher Program Allowed to Start
It's an argument starter. Just mention "school vouchers' and you'll get lots of different opinions. Like them or hate them, the program starts this school year! Here's why the program was allowed to continue:
State Judge Tim Kelley has refused to block the implementation of the school voucher program so that means the program pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal starts next month. Still in the air is the outcome of a suit filled by by teacher unions and local school boards over the constitutionality of the voucher program will works it's way through the court system.
In his decision, Kelley sited a law that bars injunctions if a state agency chief says that injunction would cause a deficit in the department. Superintendent of Education John White said his department would face a deficit if the laws creating and funding the voucher program were blocked.