School Choice Ohio would like to extend a big CONGRATULATIONS to the state of Louisiana! Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law an expanded school choice program that will allow for 380,000 students to be eligible for a school voucher. This is great news for those Louisiana students and their families!
Our friends from the American Federation for Children and The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice issued press releases marking this momentous occasion. Each included powerful quotes from leaders of those organizations.
“States are realizing that school choice works. The more that states can move from limited school choice to universal availability, the greater its benefits will be to those in need. Indiana is witnessing this now. So, too, will Louisiana.”
-Robert Enlow, president and CEO of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice
Read The Friedman Foundation’s full press release here.
“This is a great day for low-income children in Louisiana, whose parents will finally have the opportunity to give them the chance at an amazing education that they deserve. Thousands of students who were stuck in schools that were not working for them will now have an opportunity to attend a school that fits their needs and, ultimately, allows them to succeed.”
-Kevin P. Chavous, senior adviser to AFC
Read the American Federation for Children’s full press release here.
Click here to read the article from The Times-Picayune about how this will impact Louisiana students and families.