Last week, the Pelican Institute and Louisiana’s elected officials joined education-freedom-loving individuals from all over the United States in celebrating National School Choice Week. The annual event is intended to inform, inspire, and empower parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, while generating widespread public awareness of the importance of opportunity in K-12 education.
Louisiana’s Governor Jeff Landry proclaimed it to be Louisiana School Choice Week across the state, shared a video, and lit up the Governor’s Mansion in the official event colors of yellow and red. The Louisiana State Capitol and the Old State Capitol were also lit up, thanks to Senate President Cameron Henry, Speaker of the House Phillip DeVillier, and Secretary of State Nancy Landry. 
The event also coincided with Washington Mardi Gras, where Louisiana’s local, state, and congressional leaders engage in four days of networking, meetings, and celebration of all things Louisiana. Several local elected officials, state legislators, and members of Congress donned the National School Choice Week official yellow scarf, proudly demonstrating their commitment to help families find schools and learning environments where their children can learn, thrive, succeed, and be happy.
Louisiana lawmakers are expected to consider legislation to expand educational options in the Regular Legislative Session that begins March 11 in Baton Rouge. Learn more about school choice at