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We're going to be in the class -- the Justice Department just blocking implementation of Louisiana school voucher program.
That program allowed students to transfer out of failing public schools and into private ones using tax dollars.
The Justice Department claims that it would impact of racial balance in some districts still under federal desegregation.
Orders Louisiana Republican governor Bobby Jindal says.
It is the DOJ.
That is discriminating.
Governor very good to have you.
-- thank you for having -- -- -- at a weird time and I mean this dust up right.
Martin Luther King -- -- -- but even.
Yeah it's amazing to me the Department of Justice the about -- ministries and are are using the same rules.
Designed to protect minority children actually keep him trapped in failing public schools.
That 8000 kids in the scholarship program a 100% -- low income.
100% came out of CD or F public schools 93%.
Of their parents are happier in the schools are -- now a 100% of parents chose to put them in these other schools.
We're saving taxpayers' money were delivering a better education.
Governor -- right Martin Luther King's dream it was an amazing speech fifty years ago that we should be judged by that.
The content of our character not the color of our -- he's exactly right to achieve that dream.
It starts with education.
We're trying to do that Louisiana we're getting fantastic results in my -- -- -- over forty years ago in search of the American dream.
-- if you work -- didn't matter what what race toward a matter who you you.
That's what we're trying to deliver for our kids -- not place just ridiculous to me that the Obama administration inside would teachers' unions.
Over these young children unit that was the case there -- good that that it just was teachers' unions winning out.
And they didn't like this for fear of where it would go and it might endanger their jobs.
Oh absolutely look they tried they tried to take us all the way up to the State Supreme Court to stop this -- teachers unions did program still hear the -- recalling our speaker of the house in May and some others we're still here.
The reality is teacher union we started this state -- said that.
Parents don't have a clue when it comes to making choices for their kids.
That's their world -- point -- government unions think the bureaucrats know better.
I've met with the moms and you'll break your heart that there they're working multiple jobs they want their kids have a better quality of life than they have had.
They're trying to do the right thing they're telling me this the first on my kids bring -- -- homework my kids go to school would discipline my kids are now talking up for the first time thing I want to college first -- our families to graduate from high school they're talking up becoming the first ones.
That's exactly who want to happen I mean these are these are moms warning -- sons and daughters to live the American dream.
You got the Obama administration playing politics to me it's ridiculous -- taking the same rules designed to protect the most vulnerable kids.
Now they're saying we're gonna trap these -- and failings well let's be clear come from schools CD -- at school and that school means less than half the kids have just up to have to get very grade level.
Half for more -- below grade level.
No kid should be forced to go to those schools let you know our coldness and his gives those schools the president's -- -- -- gives those schools let's give these parents a real chance.
Governor -- -- what the administration is saying is we favor another approach something that.
-- Republican gubernatorial colleague Chris Christie is doing a New Jersey and that is.
An extension of this sort of paper performance.
It's -- as a national Education Department initiative and and Christie's put his own.
You know what measures behind it where do you see each unit in that in a -- area when you're getting good results are good test scores.
With those kids you get a bonus up to a 121500.
Dollar bonus depending on those scores depending on the graduation rates that are.
That that's the way they're going not.
The charter school.
-- -- -- We have the reality is we've got 40000 kids in charter schools that in towns that they just -- a scholarship program we changed our tenure in our compensation and hiring foreign policies.
Like you all the student achievement ironically.
The same federal judge department justice is going to that is the same judge did try to stop us from doing the tenure reforms.
In in a pair of but this is at the end of the day shouldn't be about the race for the kids it should be about politics should be about teacher unions should be about student achievement the American dream just like to know they're two visions here one is that.
You give every child a chance to work hard get a great education pursue the American dream then you've got the president's view which is all of our redistribution is about equal outcomes not equal opportunity.
That's a suspect about about this the American dream -- I think Martin Luther King was talking -- fifty years ago was.
Every talks about the opportunity pursue that dream.
My dad why not the first -- got past the fifth grade I wouldn't be here today if you have the confidence that in America you can do whatever you want.
It starts -- the great education that's what makes us so pernicious that this is all about these kids all they wanted to grade education who are hurting.
They're saving taxpayers' money.
That they're doing better in school department has been for anomaly success we started our first year in New Orleans -- a couple thousand kids -- at 101000 kids apply we're able to place 5000 of them this year was 121000 kids -- -- -- -- -- 8000 of them.
There's huge demand.
Parents want to get -- failing schools the only -- standing in the way.
Our politicians listening to government unions it's time for the Obama administration's stand down and so we prioritize children not politics.
I mentioned before governor Christie's sort of you'll indulge in a governor -- -- -- -- -- a wrong.
On -- many said he made abroad a sort of a slight that you addressing some.
Republican donors -- a few weeks ago in Boston and I'm quoting here I'm not gonna be one of these people who goes and calls a party stupid.
We need to stop navel gaze.
You -- said we don't want -- to -- is stupid paraphrasing here do you think he was taking a swipe -- you and where you offended.
Now look I'm not offended on the head VRJ I'm trying to help Chris -- -- on the Jersey are you guys.
Yeah I'm pumps are were -- -- association -- thirty governors this year trying to help Chris get reelected you jerseys and a great job for the people New Jersey.
Trying to help Confucian -- in Virginia be a great governor what it -- -- -- they have -- that is just say what kids.
Now look with Chris -- each other all the time I'll say -- two things one.
We actually have to be as a party we've got to be smarter I was saying that we lost an election lasted up but we -- won.
I'm on the speak the hard truths and say that what we needs to be done I don't think we need to become a second Liberal Party.
Don't think we need to become another Democratic Party building we need to be in our principles wrote an op -- ironically several weeks -- saying we've got to stop the navel -- let's go fight for our principles let's defund obamacare -- bounce abut the let's stop growing government.
Chris I get along great like that's that I seem all that probably aren't you don't -- James says I'm sorry governor you don't think he was talking about you there and take it it's like you there concedes that way to me I -- -- -- But I have no idea not really don't care what I care about is winning him and it helped him win his reelection -- can win his election.
And then in 2014 we got dozens of other governors up.
What's important he is as a Republican Party we got to stand for conservative principles and I'm more I'm gonna speak to our troops on it -- when it's time to tell my party we had to do something different we gotta be smarter party but we got to stop -- dumb things.
We're gonna fight for our principles.
I'm educational choices -- great -- -- don't try to you know and conference.
I know when I had Ron Paul and he needs of a dim view of Governor Christie and and he didn't like the way Christie and his son Rand Paul.
Have gotten -- this dust up over who's a real Republican and then what really matters and I'm getting a sense governor that.
On issue like surveillance on issue like.
The intrusiveness of government there there -- the mainstream is in the party and there are those -- say hands off even extending now to.
Whether we go in into Syria or not and that this is a real battle going on for the soul of the party is.
What -- -- but let's have a vision that the dust up between the two of them about surveillance I think there's a healthy tension within the Republican Party and it's a good thing.
We've got beat these libertarian tendencies within our party look this administration and send SATs I don't wisdom it's easier more the Rand Paul.
The Chris Christie -- because this keeps us.
-- look we need it keep -- -- -- but we need to protect ourselves from intrusive government one example of that debate.
You know I think the water's edge is important he got outlook I don't mind is using surveillance and drones killing terrorist abroad I do have grave concerns about the government using some of those same tactics here at home but we need to have.
Have those debates that's what this administration look at all these scandals IRS JP being Ghazi.
This is the inevitable result of an overly large intrusive government -- a lot of Americans not just Republicans are saying.
But -- -- -- administration we wanna limit government the founding fathers wanted to limited government all right let's not give up our security but we can have our freedom as well.
-- -- -- -- and thank you very much.
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