Vouchers

Feds Want Heavy Monitoring of Louisiana School Vouchers

To ensure integration, yadda, yadda...

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The U.S. Justice Department says Louisiana's private school voucher program must be monitored to make sure it doesn't make public school segregation worse. To that end, it wants the state to submit extensive student and school demographics each year. 

Moreover, federal lawyers say that after 25 years of working together, Louisiana has largely stopped cooperating with the federal government on efforts to ensure racial equality in schools. They made the case in a memo filed Friday with Judge Ivan Lemelle in federal District Court in New Orleans.