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Islamic school no longer on La. voucher list

2 years ago June 05, 2012 Jun 5, 2012 Tuesday, June 05 2012 Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4:51:32 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

KENNER -  A fight over funding for the state's new voucher program caused a heated debate over an Islamic school.

The Louisiana House approved a funding plan for public schools on the last day of session.  Before the approval, state Representative John Bel Edwards, D-Amite, spoke about the Islamic School of Greater New Orleans.  The school was on the list of voucher applicants, but is no longer on the list.

Edwards said vouchers are not only for Catholic or other Christian schools.   He says that is why the state should not cross the line when dealing with freedom of religion issues.

The school had applied for 38 vouchers, or scholarships, which students from low performing schools could possibly use.   There has been no indication why that scholarship is not currently listed.

Supporters of the voucher plan say a school's application does not automatically mean it will receive state funding.

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