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President Joyce -- and I -- others intense debate over whether to allow poor American children.
To receive government money and use it to pay for private school.
That is called vouchers to -- unions and many on the left oppose vouchers.
Saying they weaken public schools some conservatives believe educational competition will make the public schools better.
But President Obama attorney general Eric Holder are siding with the left and now they filed a lawsuit against Louisiana over the voucher issue.
A talk with the governor Bobby Jindal last night.
Why is the federal government taking the time and the expense because all Americans are -- witness.
To go to Louisiana.
And tell you governor Jindal heck.
You can't give vouchers to these kids even -- the state US states back and -- we're gonna stop you from doing now why is holder.
Launching on that -- say.
The Obama administration is trying to use the same rules -- designed to protect poor minority kids.
To actually keep -- trapped in failing schools will get 8000 -- -- any scholarships.
A 100% of these are are low income families.
100% in coming from CD or F public schools 100% of parents chose this as a way for their kids get a better education 90% of them.
Are minorities we talk about equal opportunity in America.
We're not providing -- unless we provide every child the chance to get a great education is ridiculous for the Department of Justice to listen the government unions the teacher unions.
This is all -- politics it's all ideology it's not about these kids.
All right but I understand.
That holder believes the attorney general believes that by giving vouchers to -- 8000 students in Louisiana did you -- roll off.
The federally imposed racial balance.
So holders are saying -- To enforce my civil rights mandate I have to stop governor Jindal.
From given the vouchers to the poor -- so they get out of the public schools how do you reply to.
But how backwards is that should we believe that every child no matter their zip code their gender their race their parents' wealth -- chance to get a great education one of the two examples -- justice uses.
Is that they've got six black -- six African American kids in Saint Martin parish.
In a public school that's getting an -- letter grade that means only half at best half those kids on grade level.
Those six he has got scholarships to go to other schools -- the parents thought they'd get a better education.
Eric Holder saying no we got a foursome back in about failing public school to protect their civil rights how's that protecting their civil rights bill I've met these moms.
These are moms working multiple jobs they want their kids to get a great education.
When we started this program the union leader said hey look.
Parents don't have a clue what it comes to making choices for their kids these -- have told me it would tears in their -- we make choices our kids every day.
We know there needs better than the bureaucrats and -- merger washing.
These new governor Jindal believe in -- -- heart.
That President Obama and the attorney general of the United States Erik Cole.
Are so cynical.
That they would say and -- -- kids under the bus because I want to curry favor with those teachers union who provide us with a lot of money in a lot of support.
There is no explanation for why they would do this we've got 40000 kids in charter schools in Louisiana not done after that program.
The -- after -- -- programs whether it's incompetence or ideology.
The bottom line -- they're gonna hurt the kids we should be working so hard to serve in and get a better education if you really believe the American dream.
We need to fight to make sure every child gets a great education.
Eric Holder wouldn't send his kids to these schools -- parents who can afford to move to better neighborhoods a better schools or send their kids to private schools if that makes sense warm all we're saying is give every child the chance to get a great education.
I support of -- -- some people should know in Louisiana you're not taking money away from a public schools.
This is it another -- that you -- to give the scholarships a discretionary spending fund so that argument flies out.
Governor thank you very much thank you bill.
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