Family Excited to Take Part in Scholarship Program

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Angelle Green has experienced near constant frustration in the last year since she moved from Georgia back to her home city of New Orleans. She enrolled her three children in the public school system at a brand new school and says she watched as they grew bored because the curriculum wasn’t stimulating enough to help them learn.

Angellegreensmaller“It’s not okay to have a big, nice, beautiful school when they’re not learning anything,” Green said. “From the beginning of the year to the end, my kids had trouble. I don’t feel like they’re challenging [my kids.]”

At her wits’ end, Green applied for her children to participate in the Louisiana Scholarship Program, and she was awarded scholarships for Kayla, Kya and Keira to attend St. Peter Claver School in New Orleans next year. The program uses money that would have gone to the girls’ failing school and allows their mother to choose the school that works best for their learning styles. Green describes the program as a tremendous blessing, since it would be impossible for her to pay for private school three times over.

“I can’t afford [tuiton] for all three,” Green said. “I really like the fact that they have the program. I think it’s every parent’s right to be able to choose which school works for us and which doesn’t. Not every school works for every kid.”

Green—and her daughters—are confident St. Peter Claver will work for them. Green has already reviewed the curriculum and is excited about more open communication with the school already, including the ability to look up study guides online. Now, Green envisions her older daughters returning to an honors program and her youngest daughter joining them. The whole family is looking forward to a brighter future, thanks to educational choice:

“They are excited to go there next year. I am too. I want my children to understand and excel at everything.”

“They are excited to go there next year. I am too. I want my children to understand and excel at everything.”