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Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish
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Why a National Teachers Union Wants to Turn Back the Clock in Jefferson Parish

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Jefferson is overcoming these challenges because strong leaders have implemented sensible policies and put results ahead of pleasing special interests. As other districts look to Jefferson and realize that unions are hindering reform, the tide will turn against organizations like the American Federation of Teachers.

Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana
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Pelican Institute Statement on DOJ Attempt to Block School Vouchers in Louisiana

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It is appalling that a federal agency charged with protecting our civil rights would use its considerable powers to deny Louisiana children access to a better education.

School Choice Is Opening Doors, Not Building Walls
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School Choice Is Opening Doors, Not Building Walls

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The view from Robert Mann’s ivory tower in Baton Rouge does not offer a clear perspective on the educational successes unfolding in New Orleans and around our state.

The Case for Reform: Jefferson Parish Edition
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The Case for Reform: Jefferson Parish Edition

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The Jefferson Parish Public School System is benefiting from a remarkable initiative for accountability and reform within the school district.

Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution
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Freedom Drives Success in New Orleans Charter School Revolution

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Reforms made after the storm have transformed the New Orleans public education system, with the most notable of these changes dubbed the “charter school revolution.”