The lawsuit alleges a litany of tactics the department employed to block him from obtaining public documents.
A college student who has waged a years-long campaign to repeal the Louisiana Intelligent Design Science Education Act and most recently exposed creationist curricula being taught at private schools accepting Gov. Bobby Jindal's voucher students - on the public dime - has filed suit against the state Department of Education and Superintendent John White over the latter's food dragging in producing public records related to said education act and voucher program.
Filed Tuesday in state district court in East Baton Rouge Parish, Zack Kopplin's suit seeks unspecified damages resulting from the department's "failure to provide requested public documents; failure to sufficiently, properly, or unconditionally respond; or failure to provide proper objections thereto."
In May of this year and in numerous follow-ups, according to the suit, Kopplin requested a range of documents concerning the teaching of creationism in Louisiana public schools as well as details on Jindal's Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, AKA the voucher program that helps cover the tuition at private schools, most of them religious school, for public school students attending schools rated C or lower.
Kopplin's lawsuit alleges a litany of tactics the department employed to block him from obtaining the documents.
Read the lawsuit here.