State, feds declare victory in voucher ruling

Article By: Kevin McGill | April 11, 2014 | Originally Posted on Shreveporttimes.com

NEW ORLEANS — Both the state and Justice Department said they were pleased with a judge’s order that Louisiana must provide regular reports to federal officials on the state’s private school tuition program.

Gov. Bobby Jindal said the order is a victory for Louisiana students and parents because it won’t impede the voucher program and didn’t grant Justice officials “veto power” over vouchers. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a statement issued by the Justice Department, said the order rejected state resistance to providing basic information about how the voucher program will affect school desegregation.

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