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High Stakes for Jefferson Parish
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High Stakes for Jefferson Parish

Given the Republican wave that washed away the union’s national ambitions last month, it would be a remarkable development if politically conservative Jefferson Parish elected to turn its School Board over to the friends of 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

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

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.

Progress in the Parish: Why Jefferson Schools Should Reject Collective Bargaining
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Progress in the Parish: Why Jefferson Schools Should Reject Collective Bargaining

Like New Orleans, Jefferson’s reforms are now bearing fruit. And like New Orleans, Jefferson benefits from leadership that places students above special interests. Here are five reasons why approving a new CBA would stymie momentum and risk recent gains.

Lessons for Legislators from Margaret Thatcher
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Lessons for Legislators from Margaret Thatcher

With the Louisiana legislature now in session, this is an opportune time to apply some lessons from Margaret Thatcher to what may be the most important public policy issue facing our state: education reform.