LFC Daily News Clips | August 8, 2016

Good Morning

The Advocate columnist Jeff Sadow dissects Gov. John Bel Edwards’ opposition to school choice. “When Gov. John Bel Edwards stands in front of the schoolhouse door to block lower-income children from exercising educational choice, he does it with bravado.” http://bit.ly/2aSzcwu

A strong message from LABI President Stephen Waguespack on Gov. Edwards’ underfunding of the Louisiana Scholarship Program: “It was a political choice to take away that student’s choice.” http://bit.ly/2aAHvyQ

Have a great week! – Paul

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School Choice

The Advocate: Jeff Sadow: Gov. John Bel Edwards shows hostility to school choice http://bit.ly/2aSzcwu

BayouBuzz.com: Louisiana legislative budgetary concerns vs. realities http://bit.ly/2aG4oQ8

ArkLaTexhomepage.com: Kennedy addresses education budget cuts http://bit.ly/2aGmCSK

The Advocate: Two very different high schools open up in Baton Rouge this week http://bit.ly/2b2RXBi

Watchdog.org: Documentary examines Native American students’ poor results http://bit.ly/2b7uzjg

Charter Schools

The New Orleans Advocate: Ben Kleban to depart College Prep by year’s end when his Orleans Parish School Board term begins http://bit.ly/2azl7CR

The Lens: How Lusher’s school board shut out the public in dealing with teachers’ union drive http://bit.ly/2aLEHPS

Education Reform

The Advocate: After 13 years, Louisiana Federation of Teachers gets new leader in Larry Carter http://bit.ly/2asQfZs

The New Orleans Advocate: Jefferson public schools chief’s relatives land promotions within the district to end yearlong saga http://bit.ly/2b89GGS

Shreveport Times: Local districts analyze 2016 LEAP scores http://bit.ly/2aG64NJ

American Press: State test scores show improvement http://bit.ly/2aV6vir

Education Week: Test results: More students reach English, math ‘mastery’ http://bit.ly/2b2ZFeX