Louisiana BAEO Buzz

New Survey Shows Black Voters Strongly Support Parental Choice for Educational Options in Louisiana

Black voters in Louisiana overwhelmingly support providing parents with high-quality educational options that include a mix of traditional public, public charter and opportunity scholarships to attend private schools, according to a new survey released by the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options (LABAEO). The study provides a comprehensive look at the attitudes of Black voters and their views on parental choice, education reform, Common Core and assessments

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BAEO Parents Win Case to Protect School Voucher Program in Louisiana

In a case with national implications for parental choice programs in hundreds of school districts that still are subject to federal desegregation decrees, today the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Justice can't limit enrollment in a state private school scholarship program.

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Expert: Engage Families in Underperforming Districts for Better Educational Outcomes

Jacqueline Cooper of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, said, "The new (ED) report mirrors the CRPE study in many ways, ultimately showing that some states are improving the quality of education provided to Black students, while others are struggling to figure out what works and others are simply maintaining the status quo."

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