LFC Daily News Clips | July 14, 2017

Good Morning

Yesterday, the Center for American Progress and American Federation of Teachers fumbled the ball at their event yesterday attempting to misinform the public about the history of segregation in this country. Their botched report and panel weren’t well received in statements from two members of AFC’s board of directors:

Kevin P. Chavous: “Quoting flawed research and making specious links to Jim Crow-era tactics cannot diminish the fact that today’s private school choice movement has been overwhelmingly embraced with open arms by minority families across the country.”

Ann Duplessis: “For the Center for American Progress Action Fund and American Federation of Teachers to conflate segregationists’ tactics of the past with the present-day school choice movement is an insult to the nearly 440,000 parents nationwide who use private school choice options to level the playing field.”

Have a great weekend! – Paul


The Advocate
Louisiana officials optimistic on federal approval for plan to revamp public schools

The Courier
Our opinion: Standardized test scores are encouraging

The Times
On-base Barksdale families now have school choice

The Times
Fewer students master LEAP in Caddo, more in Bossier

School of choice available to military families

The Town Talk
LEAP scores for schools are out; see local results here

American Federation for Children
CAP and AFT Ignore History and Facts: School Choice Empowers Minority Families    

CATO Institute
It’s the Slingshot, Not the Nuke, That’s the Bigger Danger?

Education Week
As Trump and DeVos Push for Private School Choice, Opponents Highlight Vouchers’ Racist Past

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