The Obama administration is suing Louisiana in an attempt to end their school voucher program that gives poor families the same opportunity to a quality education that the president's children enjoy. Under the guise of school diversity, the Obama administration is trying to accomplish what the teacher's unions were unable to, end the voucher program. Teacher unions provide large political contributions and thousands of volunteers for the democrats.
The voucher program in Louisiana, allows poor families to send their children to private schools, when their current schools have a poor rating. It allows poorer children to get the same education afforded to wealthier parents. The vast amount of these vouchers go to black children, so it makes little sense to think of this a diversity issue.
This is not the first time the Obama administration has stepped in to do away with a voucher program at the behest of teacher's unions. Within weeks of taking office, President Obama signed a bill, wiping out the D.C. voucher program. The same program he had praised just months before, when he was running for election in 2008.
This despite a report from the Department of Education study that showed that children participating in the program showed remarkable improvement. House Speaker Boehner, was able to get the voucher program restarted during budget negotiations, just to see the president kill it once again.
In their efforts to shut down the Louisiana voucher program, the Obama administration used the same tactics they used against Tea Parties looking for tax exempt status, and that is to bury them in paperwork. The Obama administration insists that Louisiana must give an accounting for every school in the state and how vouchers affected diversity. The cost of assembling that information could eat up the bulk of the 40 million set aside for vouchers.
Children love the vouchers. Parents love vouchers. But they don't donate millions to the democratic party.