What a good voucher program. Jindal gives the poor the same choice as the wealthy. And the libs hate this!
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s school voucher program:
The people of Louisiana love their governor, Bobby Jindal, and no segment of the population loves him more than the poor. That’s because Governor Jindal, over liberal opposition, is fighting for educational equality: his school voucher program, the biggest in the nation, gives the poor the same choice of schools that the rich can afford.
Leading the fight against the poor is the Interfaith Alliance, headed by Rev. C. Weldon Gaddy. His organization, which two years ago conducted a campaign urging the media to “ignore Bill Donohue” (good luck), is now working hard to keep the poor in their place. In his letter of August 7 to Jindal, Gaddy said that by giving the poor options, the governor was waging a “ruthless attack on public education.” Not above Catholic-baiting, Gaddy raised a red flag when he noted that the governor chose “a Roman Catholic Church as the venue” to sign his legislation.
Gaddy is so angered over the voucher program that he even said that private schools are “not up to the standards” of the public schools. But if that were true, there would be no need to worry: no one would want to go there. The fact is there is much for him to worry about, and he knows it.