Author Archives: jamescfinney
Much has been written about the Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence Program, otherwise known as the Louisiana Scholarship Program, or the voucher program. To summarize: The Department of Education allows vouchers for almost any private school that wants them (or … Continue reading
“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
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
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
On Thursday, January 16, 2013, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s board will have yet another opportunity to choose between accepting a half-baked, sloppy proposal offered by their well-paid staff, or rejecting it in favor of a better plan. … Continue reading
Robert Reich: Are We a Decent Society?.
Apparently actions of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board continue to be suggestions that can be ignored, judging by a comparison of the preliminary minutes from the recent Committee of the Whole and the posted agenda for Thursday evening’s … Continue reading