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Clint Bolick: Justice Department vs. Louisiana Voucher Kids -

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The Justice Department's motion has tremendous human implications, personified by Mary Edler, whose grandsons are using vouchers to attend kindergarten and second grade in a Louisiana private school. All of the public schools in their district are graded C, D or F. Thanks to the scholarship program, Mrs. Edler says, "My grandsons are flourishing at Ascension of Our Lord in all aspects. They have small classes and an outstanding principal and staff." She calls the tuition vouchers a "true blessing"—one that will be lost if the Justice Department prevails.

Vouchers ARE a blessing for that school.

The question is whether they create the right incentives in society, and whether they're fair to all.

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