Louisiana’s New Voucher Program: Some Children Left Behind

This spring, Louisiana’s legislature approved the most sweeping education voucher program in the country. The program has been excoriated from a range of quarters as lacking in accountability in terms of the educational standards in the schools receiving state voucher dollars and as potentially defunding an already struggling public school system. My article for New America Media, which was published as students began the school year, highlighted the voucher program’s shortcomings for students with special needs.

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