LFC Daily News Clips | July 24, 2017

Good Morning

  • Several op-eds over the weekend (links below under Louisiana) on the pending legal battle between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Louisiana Education Superintendent John White, with opinions ranging from they should “make peace” to White is the “best man for the job.”
  • More reaction to AFT President Randi Weingarten’s attacks against those who seek educational freedom for their children, labeling them the “polite cousins of segregation.” The National Review said there is no depth to which the union won’t sink in defense of the public-school monopoly. Also, read AFC’s rebuttal and the statement from Ohio parent Traci Woodard who said, “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.”

Have great week. – Paul


The Times-Picayune
John White is the school leader Louisiana needs: Editorial

The Courier
Our opinion: Governor, schools chief must come to a truce

American Press
Lawsuits aren’t best solution

The Advocate
Governor versus John White? Another legal battle — this time involving John Bel Edwards — is brewing

Charter school lawsuit will be argued Sept. 5 at Louisiana Supreme Court

The Advocate
See how EBR Schools Supt. Drake scored on his annual review

The Times-Picayune
New career center will train students for fields like carpentry, health sciences

The Advocate
Letters: Department misrepresented data

The Times
Bossier Schools approves school choice for Barksdale kids

American Federation for Children

American Federation for Children Responds to Randi Weingarten

The 74
‘It Gave Us a Choice When We Didn’t Have One’: Private School Choice Participants Flood Capitol to Tell Their Stories

National Review
How Low Will the Teachers’ Unions Go?

The 74
Cunningham: On School Segregation, Teacher Union President Randi Weingarten Is Projecting

Critics of vouchers say they’re marred by racism and exacerbate segregation. Are they right?

Huffington Post
School Choice—Past And Present

The Daily Signal
Why Education Savings Accounts Are the Path to Student Success

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