Monthly Archives: April 2016

The False Premise of Voucher Hype

“Vouchers are state aid for low-income students that allow them to leave public schools rated C, D or F and attend a private school,” reported Will Sentell in The Advocate (March 14, 2016).  Or so we’re supposed to believe.  If … Continue reading

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Why School Performance Scores Are Useless

A couple of hours ago I saw a Facebook thread where someone posted some impressive graphics that made it appear that the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) performs poorly when compared to Zachary and Central.  When I pointed … Continue reading

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How Louisiana funds the Catholic Church, and other quirks of the voucher system

Did the headline, “How Louisiana funds the Catholic Church” get your attention?  If so, that’s good.  When I saw the details of voucher funding for 2014-15, I was startled at how much of the roughly $40 million in spending went … Continue reading

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