Dec. 8, 2012
The World and Everything In It

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Hour A, Segment 4

School voucher program ruled unconstitutional
Medicare fraud investigation

Joy Pullmann covers education stories for WORLD News Group. She is also editor of School Reform News. Follow her on Twitter @joypullmann.

In Louisiana, a district court judge ruled (PDF) that the state's recently launched school voucher program is unconstitutional because it diverts tax money away from government-run schools. A similar case is pending in Indiana.

Kate Rhea is a general-assignment reporter for The World and Everything in It.

Life Care Centers of America is under investigation for alleged defrauding of Medicare (PDF) going back to at least 2006. The Tennessee-based company, which operates a 28-state chain of nursing homes, is fighting the allegations.

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Dec. 8, 2012