Schools say letter from Association of Educators is bully tactic against those in voucher program
POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 8:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — After letters were sent to all participating voucher approved schools threatening legal action against them, supporters of the program are fighting back.
The school's that were sent the letters are saying these are just bully tactics and they're not going to give in to them.
The letters, sent by the Louisiana Association of Educators promise swift litigation against all schools admitting students through the state funded voucher program.
Mother Tirany Howard spent her afternoon registering her child at Hosanna Christian Academy, which is something made possible through the voucher program. She says the letters felt almost like a personal attack.
"You're heart breaks when you think about - you're in a place where you can't do anything and your children desperately need to be educated and you can't do anything about it," she said.
Eric Lewis of the Black Alliance for Educational options is vowing with others to keep up the fight to protect the state's voucher program.
The letter threatens to file an injunction to stop the transfer of funds to schools receiving voucher money. The union group is also saying they'll start taking action against the participating schools if they don't agree the program is unconstitutional by four p.m. tomorrow.