This what Louisiana taxpayers get with no public accountability and a political culture that doesn’t value church-state separation:
Stop Governor Jindal’s Creationist Voucher Program Before Governor Romney Takes it Nationwide
Update: Superintendent White removed Eternity Christian Academy from this list, but the other 19 remain. Eternity was not removed for curriculum issues, so it may be returned to the program while keeping a creationist curriculum.
According to the Associated Press, there are 750 creationist voucher slots which are worth more than 4 million dollars approved for this year.
These numbers will grow as the voucher program continues, and will easily be able to reach the numbers I’ve posted below. The numbers below represent the number of voucher slots originally requested by the creationist schools, and the maximum amount of voucher money that the state allows.
Also note, the numbers below would be the final numbers if not for the public outcry over how backwards this voucher program is. We need to keep pushing on the Governor and the Superintendent to remove the remainder of the creationist schools.
Louisiana is preparing to spend over $11 million to send 1,365 students to 20 private schools that teach creationism instead of science as part of Governor Bobby Jindal’s new voucher program. It is time to halt the implementation of this creationist voucher program.
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The “Repealing the Louisiana Science Education Act Blog” was started by Zack Kopplin. Zack is a freshman at Rice University and a recent graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet High School. Zack grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and he is working to make sure that he and other Louisiana kids will be able to get jobs after they graduate. Since June, 2010, Zack has led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act, Louisiana’s misnamed and misguided creationism law. He is organizing Louisiana students and citizens in support of his repeal.