Friday, July 6, 2012

Be Careful What You Wish For

Speaking of education, Louisiana’s voucher plan for letting parents decide where to send their kids to school — public or charter — ran afoul of the fact that some parents who happen to be Muslim might want to send their kids to a school of their choice.

Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools. “I actually support funding for teaching the fundamentals of America’s Founding Fathers’ religion, which is Christianity, in public schools or private schools,” the District 64 Representative said Monday.

“I liked the idea of giving parents the option of sending their children to a public school or a Christian school,” Hodges said.

Hodges mistakenly assumed that “religious” meant “Christian.”

Happens all the time, especially if you’re a sniveling bigot.

HT to Ed Kilgore.