Federal judge gives Louisiana the go-ahead in DOJ’s suit against school vouchers

posted at 2:01 pm on April 11, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

In 2012, Louisiana passed a statewide voucher program that would allow families living below 250% of the poverty line and with children attending ailing and failing public schools to instead send their children to a school of their choice — and it didn’t take too long for the Obama administration, what with their pro-union and anti-school choice proclivities, to try to put a stop to it with a permanent injunction while claiming that the program was “impeding the desegregation process.” …Which seems weird, since the overwhelming majority of the program’s beneficiaries have been poor minority students, but don’t even think about accusing the Obama administration of having “taken a position” on the matter:

Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department “took a position” on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts.

Holder took a shot at Jindal and Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., during a congressional hearing Friday when Harris said that a Justice Department division had taken the voucher program to court. …

“We were seeking to get from the state of Louisiana information about their voucher program, [we] never ever took the position that we were against vouchers,” Holder told Harris. “It’s a talking point that Gov. Jindal and others — I guess you — think makes good political fodder, but it’s totally inconsistent with the facts.”

Actually, what’s “inconsistent with the facts” is pretending that trying to deny poor families the choice to remove their children from crummy, underperforming public schools is somehow a good or righteous idea, and on Tuesday, a federal judge basically ruled against the DOJ’s attempt at an injunction — although the court did grant some of the administration’s requests in terms of requiring the state to provide the DOJ with its data:

Starting this fall, Louisiana must provide the agency with timely information about the racial background of participating students each year so the Justice Department can monitor the program’s effect on school segregation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday night. …

“We welcome the court’s order, as it rejects the state’s bid to resist providing even the most basic information about how Louisiana’s voucher program will affect school desegregation efforts,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “This ruling ought to resolve, once and for all, the unnecessary dispute initiated by the state’s refusal to provide data.” …

Under the court order, the state must send a spreadsheet with extensive information on each voucher applicant, including name, address and race; the public school, if any, the child attended the previous year; and the private school he or she would like to attend with the voucher. If the state is planning to award the child a voucher, it must also provide the name of the private school he or she will attend.

The Justice Department may use the information in “federal school desegregation cases in Louisiana,” the judge ruled. That latitude could allow the DOJ to seek to challenge distribution of some vouchers if its lawyers determined that sending the students to private schools would disrupt federal efforts to keep the public schools integrated.

Holder has been perturbed with Jindal for daring to question the administration’s motives in seeking the information, although with this administration’s record, how could anyone not be suspicious of their motives? A.k.a, collecting this data to later make some trumped-up case against the program again? Politico describes this as the DOJ having “prevailed — at least in part,” but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal also said that the decision is a “win for children and parents” and that he’s satisfied that the ruling won’t obstruct the program, at least for now:

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Ivan Lemelle issued an order in the U.S. Department of Justice suit against the Louisiana School Choice Scholarship Program.  The Judge’s order is a win for children and parents in Louisiana who deserve access to an opportunity for a better education.  The order did not grant the request by President Obama’s Department of Justice for veto power over individual scholarship awards as the Justice Department had initially demanded.

Most importantly, the information sharing process ordered by the Judge should not impede the Scholarship Program.  However, the state will remain vigilant to ensure that the information sharing process will not be used by the Department of Justice as a means to impede the Scholarship Program through future litigation.

Governor Jindal said, “Today is great day for school choice and access to an opportunity for a better education for all Louisianians. I am pleased that the court rejected President Obama’s Justice Department’s attempt to establish a review period where bureaucrats in Washington would be able to reject scholarship awards solely because the child is not the ‘right’ skin color.


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I read Holder’s brief:

Racist,

Racist, racist, racist. Racist! YOU DON’T WANNA RACIST!!

Sincerely,

Racist R. Racist

NotCoach on April 11, 2014 at 2:07 PM

If it’s good for people, Obama will oppose it.

22044 on April 11, 2014 at 2:08 PM

In 2012, Louisiana passed a statewide voucher program that would allow families living below 250% of the poverty line and with children attending ailing and failing public schools to instead send their children to a school of their choice — and it didn’t take too long for the Obama administration, what with their pro-union and anti-school choice proclivities, to try to put a stop to it with a permanent injunction while claiming that the program was “impeding the desegregation process.”

79 words!

Akzed on April 11, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Holder fumed: “Whassa psycho AG cat to do? ‘Dat Jindal ain’t no honky.”

viking01 on April 11, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Well Indians are considered Aryans.

Akzed on April 11, 2014 at 2:11 PM

You guys are such racists. Hoses just wants to make sure his people get a fair shake. /s

cornbred on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

A win for Louisiana children and Jindal that will be spun by the media as at least a “partial victory” for Obama and Holder. A layer of reporting requirements is small enough price to pay to keep the program alive and outside Obama’s control.

novaculus on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

The DoJ knows that you’ve gotta keep them poor Louisiana black children ignorant. It’s the only way there’s cheap labor in the state.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

In NYC, 80% of charter school students pass the state math and reading exams. In contrast, only 30% of public school students pass.

Now, a rational sane person would want to find out what is working at the charter schools and transfer them to the regular public schools…for the children. Unfortunately, ‘the children’ aren’t very important in Big Blue Machine cities. Comrade de Blasio wants to close the charter schools in a payoff to the teachers’ unions.

So, you ask ‘What about the children’?

Well, their scores won’t be considered any longer in determining whether they must attend summer school or repeat the year. Teachers and principals will get to make the decision based on factors like attendance, effort, what the school thinks the child actually knows.

Who wants to bet that, by the end of de Blasio’s term, the number of high school graduates, who are functionally illiterate or can only read at an 8th grade level, which is around 80% now, will go even higher?

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

…and lots of sheepish voters…for the Ds.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2014 at 2:16 PM

Maybe the DoJ could find someone other way to stop them. Maybe stand in front of the school house doors.

JellyToast on April 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

The DoJ knows that you’ve gotta keep them poor Louisiana black children ignorant. It’s the only way there’s cheap labor in the state.to ensure they become Democrats

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

FIFY

Ditkaca on April 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Maybe the DoJ could find someone other way to stop them. Maybe stand in front of the school house doors.

JellyToast on April 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Dogs and water cannons…

oscarwilde on April 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Maybe the DoJ could find someone other way to stop them. Maybe stand in front of the school house doors.

JellyToast on April 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Bull de Blasio could learn ‘em.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

who cares what the color of the student is?
if the family meets financial criteria and the school system is better why would anyone have issues with this voucher program?

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

The liberals do not want the poor to be come educated. The need them uneducated and stuck on welfare and low paying jobs in order to maintain their political class warfare.

portlandon on April 11, 2014 at 2:20 PM

who cares what the color of the student is?
if the family meets financial criteria and the school system is better why would anyone have issues with this voucher program?

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Racist much, racist?

NotCoach on April 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Maybe the DoJ could find someone other way to stop them. Maybe stand in front of the school house doors.

JellyToast on April 11, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Dogs and water cannons…

oscarwilde on April 11, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Fat Moochelle could force them to eat only falafel burgers choked down with wheatgrass juice.

viking01 on April 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

who cares what the color of the student is?
if the family meets financial criteria and the school system is better why would anyone have issues with this voucher program?

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Because Charter Schools do not engage in Marxist indoctrination of their students.

oscarwilde on April 11, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Starting this fall, Louisiana must provide the agency with timely information about the racial background of participating students each year so the Justice Department can monitor the program’s effect on school segregation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday night.

Be as timely as Dear Liar’s regime is with congressional requests for information on Benghazi, the IRS, etc.

rbj on April 11, 2014 at 2:23 PM

if the family meets financial criteria and the school system is better why would anyone have issues with this voucher program?

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Cause the teachers unions hate it and the race-hustlers like Holder say that it isn’t fair that some children, even if they are all minorities, should get a better education. They want all the kids in the regular ps system…and, with much more money, they claim, they could achieve the same results as charter schools. lolz. I think the facts that I laid out above about NYC, demonstrably, prove that the money isn’t the problem.

Charter schools get better results. Rather trying to learn from them and bring their successes into the larger system, the disparate impact screaming banshees are determined to make sure all of the kids in stuck in the same crappy system and the unions get more money.

‘When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.’

– Albert Shanker, one-time President of the AFT and the UFT

‘Despite what some among us would like to believe it is not because of our creative ideas. It is not because of the merit of our positions. It is not because we care about children and it is not because we have a vision of a great public school for every child. NEA and its affiliates are effective advocates because we have power.

And we have power because there are more than 3.2 million people who are willing to pay us hundreds of millions of dollars in dues each year, because they believe that we are the unions that can most effectively represent them, the unions that can protect their rights and advance their interests as education employees.

This is not to say that the concern of NEA and its affiliates with closing achievement gaps, reducing dropout rates, improving teacher quality and the like are unimportant or inappropriate. To the contrary. These are the goals that guide the work we do. But they need not and must not be achieved at the expense of due process, employee rights and collective bargaining. That simply is too high a price to pay.’

– National Education Association General Counsel, Bob Chanin, in his farewell address.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:27 PM

I think the spreadsheet they pass up should list every single kid’s race as “Louisianian” (or whatever the proper term is) or “American”.

GWB on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Holder has been perturbed with Jindal for daring to question the administration’s motives in seeking the information, although with this administration’s record, how could anyone not be suspicious of their motives?

Holder: “The debate is over.”

BuckeyeSam on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Jindal should take his sweet time sending any info to the doj. Gathering all that data should be very time consuming. Why did the judge think that providing private info on parents and children to the doj was proper? It’s none of their xxxx business. I’m not supposed to curse but my resolve is being sorely tested these days.

Kissmygrits on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

LA should appeal, just on the general merits of Federal interference in a State function.

Another Drew on April 11, 2014 at 2:33 PM

who cares what the color of the student is?
if the family meets financial criteria and the school system is better why would anyone have issues with this voucher program?

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:19 PM

One of the big talking points of the unions and Obama’s minions is that if you give parents school choice, the local public indoctrination station will only have the troublesome, unplaceable, and idiot children. In other words, all the snowflakes with any sort of shot at becoming an educated productive human being must be imprisoned in crappy schools with crappier teachers. All must suffer so some fat lazy tenured Jabba-the-hutt’s standardized test scores don’t plummet.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Children who get a good education are likely to become self-supporting rather than dependent on government hand-outs. Some people have a real problem with that.

KW64 on April 11, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

“When school children start paying union dues, that ‘s when I’ll start representing the interests of school children.”

-Albert Shanker, President of the Teachers Union (United Federation of Teachers) from 1964 to 1984 as well as President of the Teachers Union (American Federation of Teachers) from 1974 to 1997

iurockhead on April 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

I should have clarified my question was rhetorical.
this crap just pisses me off though.

dmacleo on April 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Why did the judge think that providing private info on parents and children to the doj was proper?

Kissmygrits on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Heh. Black out Redact all the personal information, and add a note that says, “Due to federal privacy laws governing personal identifiable information…….”

GWB on April 11, 2014 at 2:40 PM

I think the spreadsheet they pass up should list every single kid’s race as “Louisianian” (or whatever the proper term is) or “American”.

GWB on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Human?

iurockhead on April 11, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Starting this fall, Louisiana must provide the agency with timely information about the……

Louisiana should use the same time schedule that the Department of Just Us is using for Fast and Furious and other stonewalled info requests.

DAT60A3 on April 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

iurockhead on April 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Crap, RWM beat be to it. Meh, bears repeating.

iurockhead on April 11, 2014 at 2:44 PM

“We welcome the court’s order, as it rejects the state’s bid to resist providing even the most basic information about how Louisiana’s voucher program will affect school desegregation efforts,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “This ruling ought to resolve, once and for all, the unnecessary dispute initiated by the state’s refusal to provide data.” …

LOL. I know exactly what went on here. Jindal withheld the data to give the Fed’s something to concentrate their complaints on, knowing that if he had given Holder the data it would leave Holder free to object on grounds more onerous to the state and the implementation of their program. And by doing so, Jindal allowed the state providing the data to the Feds to be the obvious compromise for the court.

Of course it looks like a win-win but it was engineered by Jindal and Holder got taken to the cleaners with Jindal’s plan. It’s too bad Republicans on the Federal level don’t have half the sense Jindal has.

Dusty on April 11, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Remember folks: The Democrats are the party of the poor! How do you make people poor, deny them education! How do you keep them poor, keep them uneducated.

Democrats: Striving to do for ALL Americans, what they’ve done for Black Americans.

LouisianaLightning on April 11, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder denied that the Justice Department “took a position” on a Louisiana school choice program that administration officials tried to restrict by asking a federal judge to issue a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers to students in some school districts.

Holder took a shot at Jindal and Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., during a congressional hearing Friday when Harris said that a Justice Department division had taken the voucher program to court. …

“We were seeking to get from the state of Louisiana information about their voucher program, [we] never ever took the position that we were against vouchers,” Holder told Harris. “It’s a talking point that Gov. Jindal and others — I guess you — think makes good political fodder, but it’s totally inconsistent with the facts.”

Harris should have responded point blank: “Answer this question yes or no: did your department ask for a permanent injunction against issuing vouchers in some school districts.” Then when Holder said yes, the reply should have been, “then you have taken a position, and your previous statement was a lie.”

Jindal should take his sweet time sending any info to the doj. Gathering all that data should be very time consuming.

Kissmygrits on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

This. Then, when Holder goes back to the judge to speed up the process, Jindal should say that he is just using DoJ standards with regard to providing information.

Athanasius on April 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM

“We welcome the court’s order, as it rejects the state’s bid to resist providing even the most basic information about how Louisiana’s voucher program will affect school desegregation efforts,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “This ruling ought to resolve, once and for all, the unnecessary dispute initiated by the state’s refusal to provide data.” …

Under the court order, the state must send a spreadsheet with extensive information on each voucher applicant, including name, address and race; the public school, if any, the child attended the previous year; and the private school he or she would like to attend with the voucher. If the state is planning to award the child a voucher, it must also provide the name of the private school he or she will attend.

Privacy is dead, at least wherever the Federal government may find a way to insert its grimy fingers.

If any liberal wonders why conservatives don’t trust the Feds to protect privacy, your answer lies in the AGs statement and the court order forcing personal information to be sent to the Feds: “extensive information on each voucher applicant, including name, address and race …”.

Next time the IRS decides to select a group of people to audit, I wonder who in Louisiana will be selected? Actually I don’t think I need to wonder.

s1im on April 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Under the court order, the state must send a spreadsheet with extensive information on each voucher applicant, including name, address and race

I’m picturing a spreadsheet where the last column looks like this:

DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
SCREW YOU HOLDER
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE
DECLINE TO STATE

CapnObvious on April 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Jindal should have told Holder, “You don’t want to go there!”

Mitoch55 on April 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

One of the big talking points of the unions and Obama’s minions is that if you give parents school choice, the local public indoctrination station will only have the troublesome, unplaceable, and idiot children. In other words, all the snowflakes with any sort of shot at becoming an educated productive human being must be imprisoned in crappy schools with crappier teachers. All must suffer so some fat lazy tenured Jabba-the-hutt’s standardized test scores don’t plummet.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2014 at 2:35 PM

You have raised an interesting point. Libs don’t like standardized tests and standards and norms anyway, so let’s just do away with all the testing. We could just have untested public schools systems compete with untested charter schools, and parents could take their vouchers and vote with them. Then Jindal could publish the data, not just give it to the Dept of Injustice; transparency being valuable to the current administration, I am sure they would like that.
School choice is the Dems most vulnerable issue – it will end up tearing the African-American and Hispanic vote out of the party.

DublOh7 on April 11, 2014 at 2:54 PM

Jindal should take his sweet time sending any info to the doj. Gathering all that data should be very time consuming.

Kissmygrits on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

This. Then, when Holder goes back to the judge to speed up the process, Jindal should say that he is just using DoJ standards with regard to providing information.

Athanasius on April 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Or maybe Jindal should just issue an Executive Order that delays the requirement to send the data to the Feds for a year or two.

After all, there is legal precedent for that, right?

s1im on April 11, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Don’t even go there buddy!

It truly is the end of the Republic when a man like Holder is the AG.

jukin3 on April 11, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Who wants to bet that, by the end of de Blasio’s term, the number of high school graduates, who are functionally illiterate or can only read at an 8th grade level, which is around 80% now, will go even higher?

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The kicker here is that NY State ranks Number 1! in per pupil education spending at over $18,000 per pupil per year. NY State ranks 36th in graduation rate. So the taxpayers of NY State are investing close to $200,000 to educate each child and still so many never graduate. What a sad, colossal waste.

monalisa on April 11, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Ah, the legacy of the Democrat party.

You can take the Democrats out of South, but you can’t take the KKK out of the Democrats.

Whether it be Robert Byrd or Eric Holder/Barack Obama/Valerie Jarrett, ad infinitum, racism is racism regardless of skin color.

Never have so many powerful Blacks done so much to oppress so many unfortunate Blacks than the Obama gang. Talk about Black-on-Black crime.

These criminals make me want to puke.

ZeusGoose on April 11, 2014 at 3:24 PM

monalisa on April 11, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Has anyone run those numbers as per graduate? That might be an interesting list of states.

GWB on April 11, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Who wants to bet that, by the end of de Blasio’s term, the number of high school graduates, who are functionally illiterate or can only read at an 8th grade level, which is around 80% now, will go even higher?

Resist We Much on April 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

RWM,

I agree, but since de Blahblahblah, can’t think beyond a 6th grade level, he’ll consider it a success when the failure rate goes up to 95%.

I mean 95% is more than 80%, right?

He learnt everything he knows about cypherin’ from Jethro Bodine!

ZeusGoose on April 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM

My suggestion for Gohmert’s next interrogation of sleazy Eric Holder:

Gohmert : “Hey Holder, tell us about your corrupt arrangement with Mark Rich?”

Holder: “Pardon?”

Gohmert: “Exactly.”

viking01 on April 11, 2014 at 3:34 PM

“George Wallace made his infamous “stand in the schoolhouse door” in a failed effort to prevent Hood and Vivian Malone from registering for classes at the university in 1963.

Eric Holder is married to Dr. Sharon Malone, an obstetrician; the couple has three children. Malone’s sister was Vivian Malone Jones, famous for her part which led to integration at the University of Alabama…”

Just a fun fact about Eric Holder and his relationship by marriage to Vivia Malone. Some say Forest Gump picked up Ms. Malone books when she dropped them. For the 100th time….we home school our kids and support the voucher program, especially for the poor…. just pointing out some interesting history and the tie to Holder.

HonestLib on April 11, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Holder is as dishonest as his boss.

sadatoni on April 11, 2014 at 3:41 PM

If the schools in certain areas are that bad, then chances are pretty good that the surrounding communities suck as well.

It’s a social problem that has deep roots in the Democratic and Liberal plantation/commune philosophy.

Might be better to spend the bucks moving entire families to better neighborhoods with better schools.

And…if you can put the best, brightest, non-unionized teachers in those schools and they still suck, then close them down and inform the local communities that they’ve abrogated their right to a free education.

We simply can’t keep on supporting failure. We’re broke.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 11, 2014 at 4:42 PM

A win for Louisiana children and Jindal that will be spun by the media as at least a “partial victory” for Obama and Holder. A layer of reporting requirements is small enough price to pay to keep the program alive and outside Obama’s control.

novaculus on April 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM

It’s not over yet, though. I agree this is definitely a win for Jindal, and — for once, quite literally — “for the children.” But the detailed reporting will be used by the DOJ to try to find some fault, and to discredit the entire voucher program. I’m quite sure they will put a lot of resources into ‘monitoring’ the state’s program, looking for any excuse to claim it’s leading to segregation. After all, Jindal is potentially a candidate for president, and such people have to be turned into failures, if at all possible.

There Goes the Neighborhood on April 11, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Great! Now with this settled, the DoJ can get back to the business of:
1. NOT investigating the IRS targeting scandal
2. NOT turning over the Fast and Furious documents per subpoena
3. Playing the race card as Holder did on Wednesday

RMCS_USN on April 11, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Uppity blacks wanting a good education?….Not on my watch.

“Back to the plantation for you Uncle Tom.” (cracking of whip sounds)

– Eric “Dred Scott” Holder

KirknBurker on April 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Based on recent history how long will it take for the confidential information on each family slated to benefit from the voucher program to be leaked to the Teachers Unions so that their members can take action against the children while they are still in the Public System?

schmuck281 on April 11, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Connecting the dots…

Based on recent history how long will it take for the confidential information on each family slated to benefit from the voucher program to be leaked to the Teachers Unions so that their members can take action against the children while they are still in the Public System?

schmuck281 on April 11, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Privacy is dead, at least wherever the Federal government may find a way to insert its grimy fingers.

If any liberal wonders why conservatives don’t trust the Feds to protect privacy, your answer lies in the AGs statement and the court order forcing personal information to be sent to the Feds: “extensive information on each voucher applicant, including name, address and race …”.

Next time the IRS decides to select a group of people to audit, I wonder who in Louisiana will be selected? Actually I don’t think I need to wonder.

s1im on April 11, 2014 at 2:53 PM

* * *

I think the spreadsheet they pass up should list every single kid’s race as “Louisianian” (or whatever the proper term is) or “American”.

GWB on April 11, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Legend has it that during WW2, when the Nazis demanded that Danish Jews wear the infamous yellow star, every citizen of Denmark, beginning with the King, sewed the symbol to their clothing. In fact, he only threatened to do so, but that was enough to make the point.

However, the legend likely stems from a 1942 British report that claimed he threatened to don the star if this was forced upon Danish Jews.[1] This is also supported by the king’s personal diary, where the following entry can be found:[2]

“When you look at the inhumane treatment of Jews, not only in Germany but occupied countries as well, you start worrying that such a demand might also be put on us, but we must clearly refuse such this due to their protection under the Danish constitution. I stated that I could not meet such a demand towards Danish citizens. If such a demand is made, we would best meet it by all wearing the Star of David.

In addition, he helped finance the transport of Danish Jews to unoccupied Sweden, where they would be safe from Nazi persecution.[3]

If we want to end discrimination by race, we have to quit discriminating between “races” and look at children and adults as individuals.

I am pleased that the court rejected President Obama’s Justice Department’s attempt to establish a review period where bureaucrats in Washington would be able to reject scholarship awards solely because the child is not the ‘right’ skin color.

AesopFan on April 12, 2014 at 1:07 AM

Let’s see, feds order desegregation, NOLA and virtually all urban public schools, subject to those desegregation orders (except for a coupla magnet schools) are 98% African American–i.e., even more segregated than under the 60′s “freedom of choice” rules. Competency and facts–two things the feds (and not just this admin) should get some of, though it would be like a stake through a vampire’s heart, if they actually did.

Ay Uaxe on April 14, 2014 at 2:22 PM