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.
Study Shows Louisiana Students Can Benefit from More School Choice Statewide scholarships are contributing to rising test scores in Florida BATON ROUGE—As state lawmakers arrive in Baton Rouge next week, one of the first issues they’ll discuss is Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education reform plan to expand school vouchers statewide. In considering such an expansion, two…
Louisiana’s long road to education reform has been littered with repeals, phase-outs, incomplete implementations and the worst kind of politics. It should serve as a cautionary tale of what could go wrong during — and after — the 2012 regular session.
Superintendents and principals should have greater latitude over personnel decisions and instructional material, according to lawmakers and activists who support Gov. Bobby Jindal’s education agenda.
Tenure reform should be linked to a new teacher evaluation system set to go into effect later this year that makes use of student test scores, according to Gov. Bobby Jindal and top figures in education and business who back his reform package.
Lakefront Arena at the University of New Orleans will be at the focal point of national attention this coming Saturday as it plays host to an event that marks the beginning of National School Choice Week.
Test scores that measure the progress students make each year will now be used as part of a new evaluation system that determines how effective teachers are in the classroom. But not everyone with a stake in the public education system is pleased with the change.
Online learning engages students in ways that classroom instruction sometimes fails to do, whether due to poor instruction or overburdened class sizes.
This decision… raises important questions about the value of federally funded education programs such as Race to the Top.
Strong performing charter schools in the Recovery School District (RSD) make a compelling case for even greater decentralization in Louisiana’s education system, according to the proponents of student based budgeting.