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Jindal invites Obama for school visit

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago September 30, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Monday, September 30 2013 September 30, 2013 10:08 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked President Barack Obama to check out Louisiana's voucher program firsthand, saying the visit would make him reconsider an administration lawsuit against the program.

Jindal sent a letter Monday to the White House, inviting Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to a private school in the voucher program, to meet students and their parents.

Holder's Justice Department filed a lawsuit seeking to bar Louisiana from awarding future vouchers to students who otherwise would attend public schools under federal desegregation orders - until getting clearance from a federal court.

The Justice Department argues that vouchers can impede desegregation efforts.

Jindal calls the lawsuit an attempt to force children back into failing schools to appease teacher unions.

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