Are Justice Department efforts to stop segregation in Louisiana doing more harm than good?
Efforts by the Justice Department to stop the possible segregation of Louisiana schools are misguided and hurtful, says the editorial board of the Washington Post.
“Ten Louisiana children who receive vouchers to attend private schools are black. All are poor and, if not for the state assistance, would be consigned to low-performing or failing schools with little chance of learning the skills they will need to succeed as adults. So it’s bewildering, if not downright perverse, for the Obama administration to use the banner of civil rights to bring a misguided suit that would block these disadvantaged students from getting the better educational opportunities they are due.”
The Justice Department should pay less attention to minor increases and decrease in the racial composition of schools, argues the Post, and instead focus on, “The number that should matter to federal officials ... Roughly 86 percent of students in the voucher program came from schools that were rated D or F.”
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