This one takes the cake.
John White has approved the Light City Church School of the Prophets to get vouchers, nearly $700,000 a year.
The man who runs it describes himself as an apostle or a prophet.
Whatever. People can call themselves whatever they like.
Please read the linked article to see how low the bar is for getting taxpayer dollars from the state of Louisiana.
The state will have no standards for voucher schools. There will be no accountability for voucher schools.
A few months ago, John White told a Reuters reporter: “To me, it’s a moral outrage that the government would say, ‘We know what’s best for your child,’” White said. “Who are we to tell parents we know better?”
Well, he is the state commissioner of education, and he is the one who is supposed to know better. If he doesn’t, why is he in that job?
But John White has no problem setting standards for public schools and holding their teachers accountable.
He thinks that once you leave the public system, no standards or accountability are necessary.
In Bobby Jindal’s world, that’s called reform.