LFC Daily News Clips | August 2, 2016

Good Morning

Continuing coverage of damage caused by Gov. Edwards’ budget cuts to the Louisiana Scholarship Program. WWL-TV (New Orleans) interviewed LFC president Ann Duplessis on the impact to families who were previously awarded scholarships and are now on a wait list, just days before the start of the new school year. http://bit.ly/2ae8eCL

The Advocate has an update on November’s Orleans Parish School Board primary. District 2 incumbent Cynthia Cade is being accused of not filing federal and state income taxes for five of the past six years. http://bit.ly/2aECsNr

You must watch the excellent documentary produced by AFC’s Kim Martinez. “America’s Underdogs: Students in Crisis” takes a hard look at why Native American students are failing across the country. http://bit.ly/2atL9ej

Enjoy your day! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Press Release: “America’s Underdogs”—Mini documentary exposes the crisis faced by Native American kids who are the lowest achieving students in the nation http://bit.ly/2atL9ej

AFC Blog: FALLOUT: Governor’s budget cuts yank scholarships from Louisiana kids http://bit.ly/2a9NOGA

School Choice

WWL-TV: State school voucher applicants placed on waiting list http://bit.ly/2ae8eCL

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Many Catholic schools have new leadership this fall, newspaper reports http://bit.ly/2arIf9t

Wall Street Journal: Opinion Journal: Nevada Awaits School Choice Ruling http://on.wsj.com/2arGoRL

Education Reform

The Advocate: 1 contender elected outright, 1 candidacy challenged in Orleans Parish School Board races http://bit.ly/2aECsNr

HoumaToday.com: State education chief discusses student needs at public forum http://bit.ly/2avGo0F

The Advocate: The Advocate: Worst school system in America? Louisiana, new study says http://bit.ly/2aqsd2n

Shreveport Times: Study: Louisiana has worst school system in America http://bit.ly/2aEEiha

The Advocate: Rezoning plan for Lafayette schools to be presented at Wednesday meeting http://bit.ly/2aYEt5T

Louisiana Weekly: City Council approves school transportation safety initiative http://bit.ly/2ae8zVY