By Juan Williams
The Obama Justice Department filed a civil rights lawsuit last month to stop Louisiana from giving vouchers to poor students in failing schools. The Justice Department claims that the vouchers disrupt racial balance in schools.
School integration remains important. But the Justice Department’s argument is weak at best.
At the two schools cited in the Justice Department suit there is no evidence that racial diversity has been hurt because of the voucher plan.
One is a school in which a white majority school lost black students. In the other example, a black majority school lost white students. But in both schools the use of vouchers resulted in less than one percent difference in the racial make-up of the schools.