Governor-elect hears good things about school choice

Monday, December 28, 2015
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Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

kids raising hands in classNew Orleans has been ranked as America's best city for school choice but the state's governor is not known as a supporter of the program.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute's ranking was based on a wide range of options available to students and their families.  

Krista Carney with the American Federation for Children says New Orleans has both a charter school program and a scholarship program.

Gov. Bobby Jindal 620x300Louisiana's outgoing governor, Bobby Jindal (pictured at right), met with Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards and asked him to meet with parents and students benefitting from school choice.

When the new governor sees firsthand how the school-choice programs are working, says Carney, she's hopeful he will be "convinced and swayed" to support it.  

Carney and the Foundation noted on the organization's website that Jindal met with Edwards. The outgoing governor is quoted as saying Edwards "agreed to it right away," referring to Jindal's suggestion to meet with students who benefit from the program. 

More than 7,100 students participate in Louisiana's school choice scholarship program.

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