During the past several months, the Louisiana Scholarship Program has endured many challenges. The program’s funding has been under constant threat from opponents who have sought to take advantage of the state’s budget crisis.
Louisiana Scholarship Program
“You are impacting the lives of thousands of children.” That was Ann Duplessis’ message to the audience attending the Urban League of Greater New Orleans 2016 Legislative Breakfast.
By Paul Dauphin Nearly half of the students who have been on a waiting list to attend private schools through the Louisiana Scholarship Program will have their scholarship awards honored.
Louisiana Education Superintendent John White proposes plan to honor scholarships of wait-listed students
The Louisiana Federation for Children, the state’s voice for educational choice, commends Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White for his plan that would remove all of the 362 students on the Louisiana Scholarship Program waiting list
Children are heading back to their classrooms across Louisiana. Parents have bought new school uniforms, notebooks and other back-to-school essentials. Children are looking forward to reuniting with their friends and share stories of what they did this summer. That’s what’s happening for the majority of children. But for a group of 442 children, who we […]
LFC president Ann Duplessis discusses the impact to Louisiana families who were previously awarded scholarships and are now on a wait list, just days before the start of the new school year.
Imagine how a mother feels after getting a letter stating her child has been awarded a state-funded scholarship to attend a private school. Joyful.
In the battle to fully fund the Louisiana Scholarship Program, parents were front and center as advocates for the program that allows their children to escape underperforming schools by attending the participating private school of their choice. During three legislative sessions, which included two special sessions, parents went to the state Capitol on numerous occasions […]