LFC Daily News Clips | April 29, 2016

Good Morning

The Louisiana Federation for Children held a press conference at the Capitol yesterday where parents called on Governor John Bel Edwards to fully fund the Louisiana Scholarship Program. Following our press conference parents took their message to the governor’s press room where he was conducting his own press briefing.

View video of LFC press conference: https://youtu.be/oheuSpNJJCI

Oh yes, it’s the second weekend of Jazz Fest in New Orleans.

Have a great weekend. – Paul

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John Bel Failed Us

The Advocate: Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards: Voucher cuts product of historic budget crisis — plain and simple http://bit.ly/24oKyOe

WAFB-TV: Gov. Edwards counters criticism regarding voucher cuts http://bit.ly/1r1yYtF

WVLA-TV: Edwards responds to TV attack ads http://bit.ly/1NFqVNo

WBRZ-TV: Gov. Edwards confronted by school leaders over voucher program http://bit.ly/1NFras1

Louisiana Radio Network: Gov. Edwards pushes back against criticism over voucher program cuts http://bit.ly/23cJYAy

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Gov. Edwards rebuts criticism of proposed $6M voucher cuts http://bit.ly/24oJZnu

WRKF.org: Much Ado About Vouchers http://bit.ly/1N5ZOv4

710KEEL.com: Governor John Bel Edwards Faces Criticism over School Vouchers http://bit.ly/1rn6wD7

The Advocate: Letters: Shameless tactics from children’s group on state voucher program http://bit.ly/1UlkrF1

American Press: Voucher supporters jumped gun http://bit.ly/1SONgY3

WWL.com: Edwards rebuts criticism about proposed $6M cut to vouchers http://bit.ly/1SONSNr

American Federation for Children

AFC Blog: New survey shows parents favor charters and increased access to educational options http://bit.ly/1WVeRtI

Charter Schools

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Teacher unions return to some New Orleans schools http://bit.ly/24oK8Hx

The New Orleans Advocate: Why Lusher Charter School board staying neutral on union issue http://bit.ly/1VWz03q

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

WWNO.org: New Orleans Charter Schools May Return To Local Control http://bit.ly/1QEMJDr

Uptown Messenger: Crocker, Sylvanie Williams

Education Reform

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: John Bel Edwards, business groups reach compromise on some education issues http://bit.ly/1N5ZOv4

Education Week: Another First in New Orleans? Redefining Local Control of Schools http://bit.ly/1SCWhBg

American Press: Coushatta Tribe, school officials reach compromise http://bit.ly/1SONb6D