LFC Daily News Clips | December 7, 2017

Good Morning

Looking ahead – please Save The Date for AFC’s 2018 National Policy Summit. The summit, a gathering of policymakers, advocates, and leading business and media figures to celebrate school choice successes and discuss future challenges, will take place on May 2-3, 2018, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Enjoy your day. – Paul


American Press
St. Louis High looking for new principal
Deacon Glenn Viau is serving as the school’s interim principal. He replaced Deacon Christopher Fontenot, who served as principal from 2014 until earlier this year.

PE+CO (Blog)
The Red River Ripoff
Shreveport’s AFT affiliate uses bureaucratic obstacles to keep dues coming in.

American Federation for Children

Nevada Latino families share why ESAs will help their children be successful in the future (Valeria Gurr)


Orlando Sentinel
Venture capitalist champions private-school scholarships
The number of children using a state scholarship to attend religious or other private schools in Florida soared by 21 percent last year to about 140,000 — the largest increase since the voucher programs started more than 15 years ago. No one has been more central to that growth than Tampa venture capitalist (and AFC board member) John Kirtley.

The 74
Response: An Off-Target Analysis of Schools and Segregation Is Yet Further Evidence That Charters Are Gaining Ground — and Opponents Are Getting Desperate

Education Week
What Does Betsy DeVos’ Take on Rising Grad Rates, Stagnant Test Scores Tell Us?

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