LFC Daily News Clips | December 1, 2016

Good Morning

The American Federation for Children announced that Bill Oberndorf will succeed Betsy DeVos as chairman of the nation’s leading school choice organization. DeVos formally resigned as chairman of the American Federation for Children on Nov. 22 upon accepting the nomination to serve as Secretary of Education.

Read the full statement from our John Kirtley, our vice chairman and AFC’s new chairman Bill Oberndorf.

ICYMI: from The Wall Street Journal, “Why Trump’s Education Pick Scares Unions.”

Enjoy your day! – Paul

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American Federation for Children

Bill Oberndorf Succeeds Betsy DeVos as Chairman of American Federation for Children http://bit.ly/2gLSc2X

School Choice

CSNNews.com: School Choice, Charter Schools: Better Options Than NY Times Would Have You Believe http://bit.ly/2gbkoem

The Wall Street Journal: Why Trump’s Education Pick Scares Unions http://on.wsj.com/2g3X1mZ

The Lens: New Orleans researcher says Trump’s education secretary supports the wrong kind of reform http://bit.ly/2fLdn2O

The 74: Q&A: Betsy DeVos on Education, Opportunity and the Shifting Politics Surrounding School Choice http://bit.ly/2gIgknc

Watchdog.org: Advocates confident about D.C. vouchers under Trump administration http://bit.ly/2gCwA8G

The 74: 51 Votes: How Trump and Senate Republicans Can Bypass Democrats on School-Choice Initiatives http://bit.ly/2gbzGzH

Charter Schools

Daily Signal: Setting the Record Straight on Detroit Charter Schools http://bit.ly/2fMoZTp

Education Reform

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Louisiana gets $10M grant to improve preschool http://bit.ly/2gCnkBz

The Advocate: State lands $10 million federal grant for preschool classes http://bit.ly/2fV8vM0

Shreveport Times: Caddo part of Louisiana’s $10 M pre-K grant http://bit.ly/2gM25ha

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com: Feds ask Louisiana to ban paddling in school http://bit.ly/2gOVtNM

Daily World: St. Landry retains ‘C’ rating from state http://bit.ly/2gOXJom

The Advocate: More BR public schools reopening partially, rest on “FEMA time,” superintendent says http://bit.ly/2gFE6ma