Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:38pm
Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 6:38am
Do the dollars we spend on vacation really count? Most of us spending money on cheap trinkets and overpriced T-shirts don't believe they do — until we get the credit-card bills. Similarly, it appears state lawmakers believe that the money earmarked for tax-credit programs don't really count, either.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 06/25/2012 - 8:54pm
Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 11:07pm
Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with the state preparing to shift tens of millions in tax dollars out of the public schools to pay private industry, businesses owners and church pastors to educate children.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 2:43pm
Tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students would leave for private classrooms if they got tuition help of up to $4,000 a year funded by corporations able to donate their money instead of paying state taxes, an analysis showed for legislation introduced Wednesday.