LFC Daily News Clips | July 17, 2017

Good Morning

Op-ed this weekend in the Lake Charles American Press looks at lessons to learn from the latest study on the Louisiana Scholarship Program by the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans at Tulane University.

Whatever the case, the results can teach Louisiana residents on both sides of the issue a valuable lesson: When judging the merit of large-scale education reform, patience is key. The effects will change over time; no one study proves anything. The education system is complex, and outcomes are hard to predict.

While opponents may be tempted to point to this latest study as proof that vouchers still don’t improve performance, and supporters may be tempted to project future improvements, let’s all remember not to jump to conclusions.

When the future of our children hangs in the balance, we can’t afford to.

Have a great week. – Paul


American Press
Report on vouchers food for thought

The Times-Picayune
Too many Louisiana students still aren’t mastering essentials: Opinion

The Advocate
Despite missing mandated mark, Louisiana leaders say graduation rates are ‘moving in the right direction’

The Heartland Institute
Research & Commentary: Louisiana Voucher Students Continue To Improve

The Advocate
Promotion policy changes may be in the future for fourth-, eighth-grade students who fail the LEAP

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
14 New Orleans schools that beat the LEAP average

The Times-Picayune/NOLA.com
New Orleans’ lowest LEAP scores: 15 schools at the bottom

Daily World
Several schools show gains in 2017 LEAP tests

American Press
School supplies for Louisiana children with parent in prison

Why school choice should be about possibility — not partisanship

The Clarion Ledger
Are charter schools the answer to education deficit?

Washington Examiner
The truth about a deeply-flawed report on school choice

The Washington Post
Trump wants to spend millions more on school vouchers. But what’s happened to the millions already spent?

The 74
A Summer Education Meltdown: Why Everyone in DC Is Mad About ESSA, Congress, Charters, Choice — or All of the Above

Education Week
School Vouchers Don’t Exist in Texas. Republican Opposition Is the Reason.

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