The Alliance Defending Freedom has sent a
supportive letter to private schools in Louisiana, as a teachers
union is threatening to sue schools participating in the state's
The courts have not ruled on the Louisiana Association of
Educators' lawsuit to stop the state's new voucher program. Even
so, the union has proceeded to issue legal threats.
ADF Attorney Jeremy Tedesco
says that is shocking.
"I mean, this is a program that's designed to help lower-income
families have educational choice for their children," he offers,
"and because the educational association doesn't like them, they
actually go so far as to threaten schools that participate in a
program that no court has said is unconstitutional. So, we just
thought it was a situation where we needed to respond."
If the courts do eventually strike down the law, Tedesco
explains that the union wants to recover the voucher funds from the
"What they're threatening in the letter is that they're going to
recoup the money if the program is struck down; they're going to
sue them to recoup the money they got from the program," the
attorney details. "We don't think the case really supports
The ADF letter states, "LAE's bullying tactics are not only
reprehensible, but also unlikely to succeed in a court of law."