Tag Archives: School voucher

Jindal’s voucher program is an appalling, slapdash boondoggle

By Robert Mann Imagine you live in a dilapidated house. The roof leaks. Windows are broken. There’s no heat in winter. One day, however, a government official offers a lifeline. “We’ll give your family a much better home,” he says. … Continue reading

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Legislative auditor issues devastating critique of Jindal’s troubled private-school voucher program

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal’s troubled private-school voucher program took another hit today. This time, it came in the form of highly critical report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor, who cited numerous accountability deficiencies in the voucher program. Monday’s … Continue reading

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Jindal takes out the voucher trash

By Robert Mann In the P.R. business, it’s called “taking out the trash,” the tactic of limiting damaging press coverage by releasing embarrassing information on a Friday afternoon or a holiday weekend. That is, essentially, what Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration … Continue reading

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Jindal’s hypocrisy: the saga of St. Helena Parish schools; an interview with Superintendent Kelli Joseph

By Robert Mann Gov. Bobby Jindal says he’s outraged about the U.S. Justice Department’s pleading that raises questions about the legality of some of the private-school vouchers award to minority children in 13 school districts that are under federal desegregation orders. … Continue reading

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Jindal’s voucher program: a vote-buying scam for the Christian right

By Robert Mann Did you know that Gov. Bobby Jindal is a civil rights leader? Although he’s never spoken much about the subject, Jindal wants you to know that he’s a regular Martin Luther King when it comes to education. … Continue reading

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Voucher fraud? Maybe, but John White doesn’t care

By Robert Mann Imagine if an audit of Louisiana’s Head Start schools came back showing that almost every one of them kept sloppy records, so much so that the schools could not demonstrate that the government money they received was being “spent … Continue reading

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When it comes to education “reforms,” isn’t it time to hold Jindal and White accountable?

By Robert Mann Would you pay $6,300 in tuition to send your child to a private school with uncertified teachers, insufficient computers and no proper classrooms, and at which the “teaching” occurred mostly by plopping students in front of televisions … Continue reading

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