Louisiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidates discuss their support of school choice

Voters in Louisiana will go the polls in one week to elect a new governor. On issue on the mind of many voters are the candidates’ support of school choice options and continuing the groundbreaking education reforms enacted during the last decade.

On Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, Republican gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and United States Senator David Vitter joined the Louisiana Federation for Children at the Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, to discuss advancing Louisiana’s Education Revolution.

Dardenne and Vitter answered questions about school choice options in Louisiana and discussed their individual plans on how to empower parents with the ability to make education decisions for their children.

Dardenne said as governor he would support expansion of school choice opportunities, including the Louisiana Scholarship Program. “I would like to see us gradually increase the number of scholarships that are available for choice, for parents who want to see their child succeed and put them in an environment where success is paramount,” said Dardenne.

Vitter called education Louisiana’s most important challenge and advocated expansion of school choice options. He said, “Supporting and expanding all versions of choice is an important way to fundamentally empower parents and school-based leaders.”