LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT DENIES HEARING FOR INJUNCTION IN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Aug 16, 2012

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied a request for an injunction seeking to halt the Louisiana Scholarship Program.  This decision comes after the First Circuit Court of Appeals last month denied the same petition filed by teachers unions seeking to interfere with offering parents the opportunity to make the best choice for the education of their children.

"Once again the courts have sent a clear message that we need to put politics behind us and turn our focus to where it needs to be - on the classroom and not the courtroom," said State Superintendent of Education John White.  "The school year is already underway.  It’s time to stop trying to prevent parents from making the choices they feel are right and start believing in the people closest to the students."

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