This photograph shows Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal with Brian Ridgley, Jr., one of the beneficiaries of the Louisiana school voucher program. Brian, a fifth grader at The Good Shepherd Nativity Mission School in New Orleans, is one of the students whom Attorney General Eric Holder tried to block when the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice filed a motion in August of last year asking a federal judge to stop Louisiana “from awarding any school vouchers…to students attending school in districts operating under federal desegregation orders.”
Holder was trying to use a 40-year-old court order to prevent Louisiana from giving students like Brian the chance to improve their education—which is what the original, outdated desegregation orders were intended to accomplish. These laws were put in place to stop official, government discrimination by school officials in Louisiana—not prevent school choice by parents trying to improve their children’s education.
Nine out of 10 students who use this voucher program are African-American like Brian. The scholarship program applies to any low-income family who would otherwise be assigned to a school that, under the state’s accountability system, is rated as “failing.” Families receiving a voucher can use it to attend any private or high-performing public school. According to a 2013 survey by the Black Alliance for Educational Options, about 1200 students receive vouchers, and 94 percent of parents are satisfied with the program.
The Justice Department’s motion provides a telling illustration of Eric Holder’s obsession with pursuing racial quotas—an obsession that can only be realized by sacrificing the quality of education.http://blog.heritage.org/2014/04/02/meet-one-students-eric-holder-b...
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Holder and the current administration don't care about educating our kids. They want to indoctrinate them.
holder is the typical racist demorat. He wants to keep them uneducated and in the slums.
If they get a good education, they will leave the Kennedy demonRAT plantation, that can not happen.
If the liberals can keep children, especially minority children, uneducated or undereducated, the can maintain the power structure they have now.
SSGT, '69- '72, 321st CSG, 319th AMS Fire Control
Thanks for your service, Sarg, I agree with you about bho and Eric "Fast and Furious!" Holder's need to keep all our young ones down and uneducated. How else are they goin' to keep themselves in power?
Hey you need to understand that obama and holder want to keep the next generation down on the farm so they can control them instead of allowing them to get a great education and live the american dream. They both should be shouting how great this is for young African Americans can have a chance in life. Obama and holder are also beholden to the teachers union and teachers because as more people leave the public teaching system the unions will get less union dues to give to the democrats. Education should be who will give the best education and allow all parents to send their kids wherever they want.
Holder is just applying the left-wing technique of keeping the masses dumbed down, least they realize that they've been manipulated to fail.
Maybe Eric Holder thought the the kid, Brian Ridgley was white.
Holer is the second largest pile of stinking feces in Washington !!!
Holder and the rest of the thugs in the Teachers Union don't like their failings exposed.