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The Cost of Choice
Politicians said the Louisiana Scholarship Program would improve children’s performance. It has failed to live up to its billing. This series was produced by FOX8 WVUE, Nola.com | The Times-Picayune and WWNO New Orleans Public Radio as part of Reveal’s Local Labs initiative, which supports lasting investigative reporting collaborations in communities across the United States.
The cost of school choice
Dominique Martin was thrilled to get a state-funded voucher to send her daughter to private school. We go to Louisiana to investigate the cost of school choice.
As New Orleans’ Catholic school enrollment fell, state vouchers came to the rescue
Archdiocese school officials have slowed attrition by tapping into a program that lets parents use state dollars to pay tuition at nonpublic schools.
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Louisiana officials ask little before letting private schools get millions in public vouchers
The state has approved every private school that sought vouchers.
How one troubled New Orleans school earned millions from Louisiana’s school-choice program
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.