by David Safier
Lousiana's Republican Rep. Valarie Hodges is upset about the new private school voucher law. At first, she was all for it because:
“I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,” Hodges said.
But then she found out the voucher money could be used to send kids to Muslim schools as well, and that was more than she could stomach.
“Unfortunately [the voucher law] will not be limited to the Founders’ religion,” Hodges said. “We need to insure that it does not open the door to fund radical Islam schools. There are a thousand Muslim schools that have sprung up recently. I do not support using public funds for teaching Islam anywhere here in Louisiana.”
Ah yes. Taxpayers should fund religious education, so long as it's my religion.
The Range headline says it best: "Today in 'Other States Also Have Dumb Legislators' News." No reason to think we have a monopoly.