Louisiana Voucher Applications Roll Forward Despite Union Lawsuits

By Kevin Mooney
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.

TAGS: Bobby Jindal, Charter Schools, Education, Education Reform, Friedman Foundation, Heritage Foundation, Louisiana Association of Educators, Louisiana Federation of Teachers, School choice, teachers unions, Vouchers

Commentary: City Journal: New Orleans a Model for Urban Renewal

By Jamison Beuerman
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...

TAGS: Budge Deficit, Charter Schools, Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans, School choice, Vouchers