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Louisiana Teachers Union Threatens Potential Voucher Schools with Litigation

ckoch996 Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 10:12 AM
The U.S. is one of the few FREE countries where children have to go to the public school in their area where they live. In Texas if a parent opts to send them to private school, the parent must pay private tuition plus property taxes for the public school that the family doesn't use. Consequently, they pay twice.
Governor Jindal signed a momentous education package into law this past April. Jindal’s education package was full of conservative reforms. The most notable conservative reform, and one championed by the late Milton Friedman, is the dramatic expansion of the state’s voucher program. School vouchers were originally concentrated on post- Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, but school choice is being extended to the rest of the state under Louisiana’s new law. There are now 380,000 poor and middle-class students in low-performing schools who are eligible for school vouchers in Louisiana.

By now, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the...