Archdiocese school officials have slowed attrition by tapping into a program that lets parents use state dollars to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
The state has approved every private school that sought vouchers.
McMillian’s First Steps Academy shows how some low-performing schools exist solely because of state voucher subsidies, with little accountability.
Louisiana promised children a way out of bad public schools – then steered thousands to D- and F-grade private campuses
Politicians said the Louisiana Scholarship Program would improve children’s performance. It has failed to live up to its billing.
In August, flooding in Louisiana killed 13 people and left more than 80,000 homes severely damaged. And once again, the American Red Cross’ response left local officials seething.
Many of the homes that were flooded in the Baton Rouge area after a record-breaking storm still have contents and debris that haven’t been hauled away.
More than 1,000 people, including the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, attended the funeral for Alton Sterling, who was killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Debtors’ prisons were outlawed in the U.S. almost 200 years ago, but in pockets of the country, modern-day debtors’ prisons are alive and well.