The runoff election for Louisiana’s governor, along with legislative and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats is taking place in less than two weeks. It would be instructive for aspiring and current elected officials to understand how voters feel about issues related to educational choice. The Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools (LAPCS) surveyed […]
Louisiana Federation for Children president Ann Duplessis discusses the benefits of the Louisiana Scholarship Program and how parents can apply to enroll their children for the 2016-17 school year.
It is opportunity time for parents in New Orleans, as the application period for the Louisiana Scholarship Program begins this week. Thousands of families will apply for scholarships that will allow their child to escape a failing or underperforming public school. Established in New Orleans in 2008, and expanded statewide in 2012, the Louisiana Scholarship […]
Louisiana families were big winners, as candidates supporting educational choice were overwhelmingly successful in Saturday’s elections. Voters cast ballots in the gubernatorial, Board of Elementary (BESE) and Secondary Education, and legislative races. Candidates endorsed by the Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice, won or advanced to a runoff in 49 of […]
Louisiana Federation for Children President Ann Duplessis discusses the Louisiana Scholarship Program and educational choice options available to Louisiana families with Monica Pierre on WWL-AM in New Orleans.
Supporters of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship are asking why opponents of the program want to evict 70,000 low-income children from schools chosen by their parents. A year ago several groups, including the Florida Education Association, League of Women Voters, Florida School Boards Association filed a lawsuit arguing the tax credit scholarship program was unconstitutional. In May, […]
Voters in Louisiana will go the polls in one week to elect a new governor. On issue on the mind of many voters are the candidates’ support of school choice options and continuing the groundbreaking education reforms enacted during the last decade. On Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, Republican gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne and […]
United States Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) will lead a discussion on Louisiana’s Bipartisan Path to an Education Revolution during a dinner hosted by the Louisiana Federation for Children in New Orleans on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015. Joining Sen. Cassidy in the discussion of working across party lines to demand educational choice for the children of Louisiana will […]