Louisiana private schools face tougher regulations for voucher program
- Under Louisiana State Superintendent John White accountability plan, private schools taking part in Governor Bobby Jindal’s voucher program for low-income students will have to meet the same standards as public schools to maintain taxpayer funding under the program.
- White plans to present his accountability plan for acceptance by the state’s board of Elementary and Secondary Education in a special meeting Tuesday.
- Under the plan, students in the program at schools that do not meet the standard will get priority in applying elsewhere.
From the article:
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 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. State Superintendent John White will ask the state board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or BESE, to incorporate his plan into formal board policy at a special meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The plan, posted online Monday morning, will come as a relief to groups lobbying fo...
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