HB38 by Representative Rick Edmonds brings sunlight to local school district spending by adding many school districts to the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website, LouisianaCheckbook.com, and requiring other smaller entities to post enhanced transparency on their websites. It is modeled after both Louisiana Checkbook and an existing project by the Lafayette Parish School Board to post...View Report
Governor John Bel Edwards clearly has different ideas about how to improve Louisiana education than former Governor Bobby Jindal.
It is appalling that a federal agency charged with protecting our civil rights would use its considerable powers to deny Louisiana children access to a better education.
The view from Robert Mann’s ivory tower in Baton Rouge does not offer a clear perspective on the educational successes unfolding in New Orleans and around our state.
Louisiana’s public schools put themselves in a precarious position by hiring more teachers and administrative personnel, even while the number of students declined. Generous pension and benefit plans have exacerbated this problem.
The report provides information and data about scholarship students, scholarship schools and scholarship savings. The report also provides a timeline of implementation since the landmark legislation was signed into law by Governor Bobby Jindal earlier this year.
In a stunning move, attorneys representing the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) have threatened litigation against schools participating in the state’s voucher program.
Thousands of school voucher applicants who want to exit unsafe, ineffective public schools made history on Friday. That was the deadline for eligible families to apply for scholarship funds that can be used to cover the cost of private school tuition.
Over the span of this year, thirteen states, including Louisiana, have passed school choice legislation, while 28 states have pending legislation.
In spite of the despair which clouded our city during and after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has experienced a historic renewal. With the election of a new administration, a burgeoning sense of optimism pervades New Orleans. The City Journal recently published an article by Nicole Gelinas which illuminates the governmental and socioeconomic factors contributing to...
Voucher programs not only provide students with access to better schools of their choosing, but cost as low as a quarter per student compared to public schools.