LFC Daily News Clips | May 25, 2017
- Op-Ed from Ann Duplessis & Kevin Chavous – “Undoing ‘Separate but Equal,’ Six Decades After Brown v. Board of Education”
- 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
- House Speaker Taylor Barras says a special session is inevitable.
- 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
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
French immersion education expands into Evangeline Parish
Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally
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
DeVos Clashes With Democrats Over Federal Protections in School Choice Budget Proposals
Trump’s Budget Disappoints Many School Choice Advocates Too
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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