Governor Bobby Jindal & Republicans in Louisiana are pushing to expand school choices for families. The state currently has a limited form of school choice, according to The Pelican Post:
The Student Scholarship for Educational Excellence Program currently serves 1,912 students. It offers vouchers which average $4,863 each to low-income pupils in New Orleans in grades K-6 only. Jindal’s proposal would expand the program to the entire state and include students who attend schools graded C, D, or F among other criteria.
But of course the proposal is not going through without a fight & some good ole fashioned name-calling by state Democrats. One Democrat, Rep. John Bel Edwards, has even gone so far as to call the governor & supporters of the reforms Nazis.
Predictable, sad and, regrettably, perhaps a preview of what’s to come as Arkansas preps for its own school choice battle next year.
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