Back to Bad Schools in the Bayou March 18, 2016 If Democrats are so committed to equality and fairness, why do the party’s politicians protect teachers unions over minority students looking for a good education? The latest example is on display in Louisiana, where new Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards is trying to curb school […]
Education leaders and policy makers gathered in Baton Rouge this week to discuss the success and future challenges of Louisiana’s school choice movement during the Mini Policy Summit on School Choice. Former Louisiana Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek stressed the importance of building on the progress made during the past decade to an audience that […]
WNBA legend, 4-time Olympic gold medal winner and Champion for Choice, Lisa Leslie was in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday, speaking with Louisiana lawmakers about the importance of school choice. During the Louisiana School Choice Legislative Reception, Leslie shared the story of when she realized the importance of choice, when she and her husband had to […]
The Louisiana Department of Education released the 2015 Louisiana Nonpublic School Choice Annual Report, finding students using the Louisiana Scholarship Program making significant academic gains. “Now, four years into the statewide expansion of the program, we are seeing significant academic gains.
The American Federation for Children, the nation’s voice for educational choice, and its state affiliate, the Louisiana Federation for Children, celebrates the beginning of Black History Month and recognizes importance of educational choice nationwide. AFC founding board member, Kevin P. Chavous, released the following statement: “Earlier this year, Martin Luther King III spoke at a […]
During Louisiana’s celebration of National School Choice Week parents from across the state engaged in passionate discussions about the importance of all types of education options for children. At events in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Metairie and New Orleans parents and educators shared the positive impact of Louisiana’s many educational choice options – including scholarship schools, […]
New Orleans’ St. Mary’s Academy has a distinguished history of educating African-American students. Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family in 1867, St. Mary’s Academy continues as a private Catholic college preparatory co-educational elementary and a middle/high school for young women. Corrine Celestine saw the historic institution as the perfect school for her daughter […]
Louisiana’s National School Choice Week tour is visiting schools across the state. Parents, students and education leaders are raising public awareness of all types of education options for children, including public charter schools, traditional public schools, scholarship schools, online schools and homeschooling.