Course Choice: Expanding Educational Freedom

Without ensuring access to a high-quality education for every child, Louisiana cannot have a vibrant and growing economy. Attracting more jobs and opportunity to the Pelican State requires a workforce with the proper training and skills to compete in the 21st century economy. Developing this workforce starts at the primary school level, which is why...

TAGS: Course Choice, Education, Education Reform, K-12

Louisiana’s Course Choice Revolution

By Ellen Carmichael
Course Choice is the revolutionary education tool that Louisiana parents and students can use to ensure that they get the high quality classes they deserve, even if the local public school does not offer them.

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Progress in the Parish: Why Jefferson Schools Should Reject Collective Bargaining

By Ben Kilpatrick
Like New Orleans, Jefferson’s reforms are now bearing fruit. And like New Orleans, Jefferson benefits from leadership that places students above special interests. Here are five reasons why approving a new CBA would stymie momentum and risk recent gains.

TAGS: CBA, collective bargaining agreements, Course Choice, Education Reform, Jefferson Federation of Teachers, Jefferson Parish, JPPSS, School choice, teachers union

Louisiana’s Foray Into Modular Education

By Editor
It is no surprise that this policy comes out of Louisiana, a state that has led the way in school choice innovation. Most notably, Louisiana is home to the Recovery School District (RSD), which was created following Hurricane Katrina. The disaster was used as an opportunity to reinvent the traditional school district in New Orleans.

TAGS: Course Choice, Education, Education Reform, John White, Louisiana, Online Charter Schools, Online schools, RSD, virtual schools