They are converting into private schools—and using voucher programs to thrive on the public dime.
The president and secretary of education are old-school "segregation academy" politicians with strong ideological investments in private school vouchers.
Children who use vouchers to attend private schools perform worse on average than their public-school peers, according to numerous studies.
Louisiana taxpayers are footing the bill for certain students in the state to go to private schools that are teaching some pretty "questionable" things.
We've pushed standards, testing and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn't private institutions receiving taxpayer money have to meet those same requirements?We've pushed standards and accountability for public schools, so why shouldn't private ones receiving taxpayer money have to meet those requirements?