Legislature shouldn’t undermine charter school progress in Louisiana: Editorial

Twenty years after Louisiana’s first charter school opened, you’d think the state’s educational establishment would’ve accepted the independence and innovation charters represent. But judging by the slew of legislation filed this year to curb the growth of charters, that isn’t the case. There are bills to limit the state Board of Elementary & Secondary Education’s power to grant charters, to take funding away from charters and to forbid charter boards from contracting with for-profit operators.

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