LFC Daily News Clips | April 28, 2016

Good Morning

Parents will hold a press conference today at the Capitol to voice their opposition to Gov. Edwards’ proposed funding reduction to the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Be sure to follow us today on social media.

The Advocate’s Will Sentell tweets that Rob Tasman, executive director of the La. Conference of Bishops, says he was told by Gov. Edwards in early April that aid for vouchers “likely $42 million.”

Strong pushback to Gov. Edwards’ response to our ad campaign from AFC communications director Matt Frendewey in Watchdog.org story.

Have a great day. – Paul

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John Bel Failed Us

The Hayride: The Louisiana Federation For Children Clearly Touched A Nerve With John Bel Edwards http://bit.ly/2393KNq

Education Week: Pro-voucher group hits governor for cut proposal in TV ad http://bit.ly/1YVlkDi

Watchdog.org: Louisiana governor lashes out at voucher supporters http://bit.ly/1NWndd6

American Federation for Children

TEACH CHOICE: 2015-16 School Choice Yearbook Released http://bit.ly/1rAf8q8

National Coalition for Parental Choice – Support HR 4901, Scholarships for Results and Opportunity Reauthorization Act of 2016 http://bit.ly/1pJwWgM

Charter Schools

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: ‘2019 is D-Day’: New Orleans school reunification bill advances http://bit.ly/1VUmzVX

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: 4th New Orleans charter school votes for union: International High http://bit.ly/238XfKl

The New Orleans Advocate: Another New Orleans charter school seeks unionization, bringing the tally to 4 http://bit.ly/1Tyghr4

The Advertiser: Hundreds put on waiting lists for Lafayette charter schools http://bit.ly/1SsymrB

Uptown Messenger: Crocker, Sylvanie Williams schools to add tuition-based preschool http://bit.ly/1pJvmLY

Education Reform

The Advocate: Grace Notes: Why Recovery School District changes could significantly up ante on fall’s School Board election http://bit.ly/1VUpgqG