One would think that the federal government would want low income students to have every possible opportunity to obtain a good education.
If that is the case, then why is the U.S. Justice Department suing Louisiana in order to prevent struggling low income students from going to better schools?
The answer is—because it may "impede the desegregation process."
So black students, who make up the vast majority of students benefiting from a voucher program, will be forced to remain in failing schools in order to meet desegregation targets designed to combat racial discrimination.
Isn't denying a disadvantaged student the opportunity for a good education and success in life the worst type of discrimination?
Bad Policy is an ongoing series of short articles that ask readers to reflect on questionable public policies.