As Governor of Louisiana, Jindal signed into law in 2008 the state’s Science Education Act, which encourages teachers to critique science such as evolution and global warming and to see creationism and evolution as competing theories. It was the first of its kind to be approved in a state legislature, although other states, notably Tennessee, are following suit.
Now this year, Governor Jindal approved a new voucher program, which gives thousands of poor and middle-class students the funds to pay for the full cost of tuition at 120 private schools across Louisiana, including small, Bible-based church schools.
Louisiana has embarked on the nation’s biggest experiment in privatizing public education, as the state moves tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.
Thanks to lawmakers like Jindal, creationism is flourishing in several states including Louisiana, Tennessee and Indiana.
The Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff prides himself on being a hardliner on immigration and an outspoken critic of President Obama. It’s hard to know where to start with his egregious behavior, but this example serves well: last summer Arpaio arrested a 6-year-old undocumented immigrant, the same day President Obama announced a shift in policy away from deporting young undocumented immigrants.
According to reports, the girl was with 15 other people believed to be in the country illegally. The arrest took place at night at an undisclosed location in Maricopa County.
Arpaio currently faces civil rights charges from the Department of Justice related to unlawful immigration sweeps and a failure to enforce the laws equally regardless of race or citizenship status. Arpaio apparently believes that the only solution for immigrant children brought to the U.S. by their parents is to deport them.
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