LFC’s Ann Duplessis advocates for educational choice in Louisiana

“You are impacting the lives of thousands of children.” That was Ann Duplessis’ message to the audience attending the Urban League of Greater New Orleans 2016 Legislative Breakfast.

Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana, a record number of students have access to better educational options, including public charter schools and the Louisiana Scholarship Program. “More than 96,000 kids in this state now enjoy educational options,” said Duplessis, president of the Louisiana Federation for Children.

Duplessis urged community leaders in attendance to support legislation giving parents the right to choose their child’s school. “It’s all about having access to great schools, and the ability to choose which (school) works best for your child.”

Duplessis, a former Louisiana State Senator who fought successfully to expand educational options for Louisiana’s children, challenged the audience to always put children ahead of politics and rhetoric.

“Think about if your children and grandchildren are stuck in an environment where they are not able to be their very best.”

Watch the video of Ann Duplessis’ address to the Urban League of Greater New Orleans: https://youtu.be/bynqXlHhtq0.