LFC condemns Louisiana Association of Educators’ lawsuit that will deny parents’ right to access educational options
Baton Rouge, LA (Sept. 30, 2014) – The Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice, condemned a lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Association of Educators that seeks to block funding for certain public charter schools and has the potential of denying parents’ their right to access needed educational options.
“This lawsuit is part of a familiar attack by teacher unions and other school choice opponents who use the courts to deny low income children – many of whom are minority – the opportunity of obtaining quality educational options, said LFC President Ann Duplessis.
“Louisiana’s school choice options have provided a lifeline for parents who have children trapped in failing and underperforming schools.
“A bipartisan coalition of Louisiana legislators enacted school choice legislation. These lawmakers recognized the importance of giving parents the option to vote with their feet and select the best schools for their children.
“We must remain focused on protecting school choice options that are transforming the lives of thousands of Louisiana children. Every child deserves access to quality education that works best for their individual needs.”
The Louisiana Federation for Children, a project of the American Federation for Children and the Alliance for School Choice, is dedicated to promoting educational choice by protecting, growing and expanding scholarship programs for low and middle-income children.
Ann Duplessis is a former state legislator where she served on the Senate Education Committee and fought successfully to expand educational options for Louisiana’s children by authoring and supporting numerous pieces of school choice legislation. Duplessis resides in New Orleans and remains active in numerous civic activities.