Louisiana Celebrates National School Choice Week with Statewide School Tour

Hosted by the Louisiana Federation for Children and Black Alliance for Educational Options

Baton Rouge, La. (Jan. 24, 2014) – The Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice, along with the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), announced a statewide tour of choice schools in celebration of National School Choice Week, Jan. 26 – Feb. 1.   “National School Choice Week is all about celebrating all types of educational options that offer children a quality education, be it private, charter, public or virtual schools,” said Ann Duplessis, president of LFC. “Louisiana has one of the broadest and the strongest scholarship program of any state in the nation, and we are spotlighting schools that offer children life-changing options, after years of being underserved by the status quo.”

Members of the media can attend scheduled school tours through advance RSVP  

Monday, January 27 St. Leo the Great School
1501 Abundance Street New Orleans, LA 70119
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.           

Tuesday, January 28 Children’s Charter School
1143 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 9:30 a.m -10:30 a.m      The Community School for Apprenticeship Learning 1555 Madison Avenue Baton Rouge, LA 70802 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.         

Wednesday, January 29 Westminster Christian Academy 186 Westminster Drive Opelousas, LA 70570 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, January 30 D’Arbonne Woods Charter School 1002 Sterlington Highway Farmerville, LA 71241 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  

Across the country, thousands of children and parents will join together at more than 5,500 local events to celebrate National School Choice Week in their community; events range  from state-wide rallies to school open houses, cook-offs, neighborhood informational meetings, and more. 

Louisiana Scholarship Program Facts: – Nearly 94 percent of parents are happy with their child’s academic progress. – Louisiana has the strongest and most transparent academic and financial accountability measures of any similar program in the nation. – Studies show the Louisiana Scholarship Program helps integration. – The program has received strong bipartisan support in the Louisiana Legislature.