LFC Daily News Clips | May 25, 2017

Good Morning

  • A new Tulane University Cowen Institute poll of New Orleanians’ perceptions of public education finds 84% believe education is one of the most important issues for the future of New Orleans. Also, 59% of private school parents say they are less likely to send their kids to public schools than before Hurricane Katrina. View the full report: http://bit.ly/2qnmuw7

  • Highlights from the just concluded 8th annual AFC Policy Summit . . .

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos reinforced the Administration’s commitment to expanding school choice across the country.

Governor Jeb Bush received the John T. Walton Champion for School Choice Award.

Here is National Review’s account of Summit: http://www.nationalreview.com/node/447924/print


What do people think of New Orleans public schools? See survey results

The New Orleans Advocate
New Orleans voters warming to return of schools to local control, poll shows

Times-Picayune/NOLA.com (via The Washington Post)
Betsy DeVos defends school spending plan that cuts $9 billion

Black students’ schools are illegally bad, Mississippi lawsuit says

The Times
A plea to school officials: Hear each cry the same

The News Star
Judge: MCSB must have hearing for Excellence Academy

The News Star
Judge to determine if school’s rights were violated

The Advocate
French immersion education expands into Evangeline Parish

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

The Lens
Coghill teachers end the school year by voting for union representation

American Federation for Children

AFC Praises Secretary DeVos for Reinforcing Commitment to School Choice

The Detroit News
Jacques: A student’s defense of school choice

The 74
DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals

Education Week
Trump’s Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too

The 74
Chavous & Duplessis: Undoing ‘Separate but Equal,’ Six Decades After Brown v. Board of Education

School choice supporters downplay new voucher research, saying schools are more than a test score

Grilled by lawmakers, Betsy DeVos says voucher rules should be set locally — even if some kids are shut out

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