Friday, February 26, 2010

Jindal brazenly declares "no cuts for education"

In a display of mendacity and hypocrisy so breathtaking that it could earn a perfect 10 on an Olympic scale, Governor Bobby Jindal today announced that his budget "includes no cuts for higher education schools or K-12 education."

This in the same week that the governor is taking heat for proposing the elimination of state-paid stipends for nationally certified educators, eliminating the Minimum Foundation Program's growth factor, cutting transportation funds for local school boards and annualizing $13 million in mid-year budget cuts.

Does the governor believe that no one in Shreveport - where he made the bizarre announcement - has read news reports about cutting the certification stipend?

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