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States high court to hear voucher case in March

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:10 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: voucher program, court ruling, private school, education

BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's top court next month will hear the state's appeal of a Baton Rouge judge's ruling that Louisiana's expanded voucher program unconstitutionally divert public funds to private and parochial schools.

The state Supreme Court is scheduled to entertain oral arguments March 19 in New Orleans.

State District Judge Tim Kelley's Nov. 30 ruling came at the end of a three-day trial of consolidated lawsuits, filed by Louisiana's two largest teacher unions and the state's school boards association.

The new expanded program began with the start of the school year in August. Before the new law, the state offered vouchers only to certain students in New Orleans.

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