LFC Daily News Clips | July 21, 2017

Good Morning

AFC’s own John Schilling has an op-ed in National Review, “Dear Education-Reform Advocates: Go Big and Bold on School Choice”. Be sure to read it here:

Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers launched attacks against those who seek educational freedom for their children, labeling them the “polite cousins of segregation.” The American Federation for Children responded to these baseless attacks with statements from founding board member Kevin P. Chavous and Traci Woodard, parent of a student who used the Educational Choice Scholarship Program in Ohio.

“How dare Randi Weingarten accuse someone like me of being aligned with segregationists, when all I’ve wanted to do was give my son the chance to have an opportunity with his education.” – Traci Woodard

Have great weekend! – Paul


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The Advocate
BASIS charter school gets provisional contract nod; East Baton Rouge Schools Superintendent Drake reorganizes top staff

The News Star
Hearing on Excellence Academy is next week

The Times
Some schools in Caddo, Bossier increase graduation rates

American Press
Early college credits on rise in La.

American Federation for Children

American Federation for Children Responds to Randi Weingarten

School Choice: Empowering disadvantaged communities nationwide (Tommy Schultz)

Education Week
Betsy DeVos Urges States to Take Reins on K-12 Policy

The Washington Post
DeVos tells conservative lawmakers what they like to hear: More local control, school choice

USA Today
Teachers union boss skewers Betsy DeVos on vouchers, likening them to ‘cousins’ of segregation

Washington Examiner
School choice fans need to remember: Education is about far more than test scores

In a speech to ALEC, Betsy DeVos name drops Indiana school choice programs and advocates

New studies support voucher programs

Education Week
NAACP Leaders Meet This Week. What Will They Say About Charter Schools?

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