On Friday, a Louisiana Federal court said that Obama’s lawyers had given up on a claim demanding that education vouchers for each white, black and Latino kid be held up by federal authorities, on the grounds that school choice could change the racial composition of schools.
The DOJ’s new demand is that all vouchers be subject to 45-day legal review.
The change is a big win for Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and other high-powered House Republicans who have championed the school choice revolution in post-Katrina New Orleans.
GOP leaders are joining the fight partly because of their ideological support for school choice, but also to showcase support for American parents who are struggling to rescue their kids from failing, crime-ridden, autocratic, union-controlled, mandatory government-run schools.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has fought Obama’s lawyers tooth-and-nail to protect the state’s Louisiana Scholarship program.
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