Alabama / Events
There’s never a shortage of stories coming from Alabama’s schools. But before the WBHM/Southern Education Desk’s “Issues and Ales” education forum Thursday evening, we wanted to shed as much light as possible on the big picture behind the headlines because — for better or worse — that backdrop always includes money and therefore politics.
Louisiana / School Choice / States
Louisiana’s Supreme Court rules the current funding mechanism for the statewide voucher program is unconstitutional.
Audio / Louisiana / Multimedia / School Choice
When Hosanna Christian Academy decided to take on nearly 300 voucher students, they knew many of them would be behind academically. But principal Josh LaSage says he really wasn’t expecting so many of the voucher students to be so far behind.
Resources / What You Need To Know
School choice, in its broadest sense, is a simple idea: that families should be able to choose what school their children attend. Educational choice takes many forms in school districts around the United States, but two types of educational options currently dominate the political debate over school choice: charter schools and vouchers.
Louisiana / Multimedia / School Choice / Video
A state court judge rules Louisiana’s voucher program is unconstitutionally funded. Governor Bobby Jindal vows to appeal.
Louisiana / School Choice
The Louisiana Federation of Teachers, Louisiana Association of Educators, and Louisiana School Boards Association are in court seeking to nullify parts of the state’s school choice law by having state District Court Judge Tim Kelley declare them unconstitutional. Judge Kelley concluded the second day’s proceedings by saying he’ll hear closing arguments Friday morning, then decide by early afternoon whether he can render his decision.
Louisiana / Race / School Choice
U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle has issued a temporary injunction, prohibiting the State of Louisiana from implementing the voucher program in Tangipahoa Parish because he believes it conflicts with a desegregation case consent decree.
Louisiana / School Choice / science / Video
Louisiana’s school voucher program has made national and international headlines—from the New York Daily News to the San Francisco Chronicle to the Herald in Scotland, and even in Japan. Unfortunately, they’re not very flattering.