A Tax Plan for Our Brighter Future paper-digital In Louisiana’s Comeback: A Tax Reform for Our Brighter Future, the Pelican Institute identifies the state’s significant tax problems and proposes a path to set the state in a brighter direction, including flattening the personal and corporate income taxes to 3.5% rates, reducing the number of tax preferences, eliminating...View Report
Even if legislation aimed at converting the Orleans Parish scholarship program into a statewide school voucher system prevails over intense opposition, it will remain limited in scope, according to key lawmakers and top education officials who favor the policy change.
"The DC OSP has accomplished what few educational interventions can claim: It markedly improved important education outcomes for low-income inner-city students"
New Orleans parents who are dissatisfied with the public school system have options thanks to the voucher program that was instituted a few years ago. Supporters would like to see the program expanded to include Baton Rouge and Shreveport. Meanwhile, Gov. Jindal has proposed an increase in state spending to help cover the cost of a private education.