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.”
Read more on Washington Post.
- Robert J. Samuelson: The Olympic sinkhole
- In our opinion: Finding – not forcing...
- Michael Gerson: The Dalai Lama's path to peace
- About Utah: Others opened the door, but she...
- Doug Robinson: Leonardo chief's doing a job...
- My view: Biggest reason for physician shortage
- On Second Thought: A lighthearted look at the...
- In our opinion: Those intolerable TSA...
- In our opinion: Finding – not... 83
- Letter: Nothing is 'free' 57
- Richard Davis: Who needs to go to the... 37
- My view: Mitt Romney's Harry Potter... 35
- In our opinion: Those intolerable TSA... 22
- Jay Evensen: Like it or not, politics... 22
- My view: A de-sexed society is a... 22
- In our opinion: A social media enabled... 21