LFC Daily News Clips | June 6, 2016

Good Morning

The Louisiana legislature passed an initial version of the budget before heading to the 2nd special session, which begins later today – 30 minutes after close of the regular session.

ICYMI: Op-ed in The Advocate from Rev. Tom Watson, chairman of the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options Clergy Coalition, says Gov. Edwards should not balance the state’s budget on the backs of children. http://bit.ly/1X2mKOR

Thanks to a weekend of rain, the NCAA baseball regionals continue today. Three Louisiana schools are still alive – LSU, Southeastern La. and La.-Lafayette. Go Ragin Cajuns!

Have a great week. – Paul

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School Choice

Education Week: Do Vouchers Promise More Than They Deliver? http://bit.ly/211VA9q

Charter Schools

Shreveport Times: Bossier Parish Schools approve charter school applicant http://bit.ly/1TQQvMW

The Advertiser: School board decides

Education Reform

The Advocate: Louisiana public schools face millions in cuts for first time in decades; what it means for teachers, students http://bit.ly/1O9HYrB

The Advocate: Louisiana’s education chief asks courts to block public records requests, claims release of data may violate student privacy rights http://bit.ly/211S5jt

The Advocate: Action on $7M for Louisiana public schools delayed amid money worries http://bit.ly/1X69jO7

Slate.com: The Color of School Reform http://slate.me/1stNefL