Obama Presses for Race-Based Vouchers in Louisiana
The February issue of School Reform News reports on the Obama administrationâ€™s continued efforts to monitor the state of Louisianaâ€™s voucher program to assess whether the program alters the skin-color ratios of students enrolled in public schools. Gov. Bobby Jindal said the feds could â€œregulate the program to death.â€
Also in this issue:
School choice proponents hope a new Arkansas charter school will preface even more options for families once lawmakers reconvene in 2015.
A North Carolina sixth-grader opts out of state tests because sheâ€™s against Common Core.
Kansans revive an attempt to reconsider national curriculum standards.
Parent opposition has shrunk an education organization that stores and disseminates kidsâ€™ personal data.
New York and California schools roll out apps to help children run their sex lives without their parentsâ€™ knowledge or supervision.
A Missouri teacher starts a nonprofit organization to improve literacy among parents and children.
Literacy scholar Patrick Herrera explains why so many children struggle to read.
The full text of the issue is available online in Adobe Acrobatâ€™s PDF format: February 2014 School Reform News.
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