Louisiana Education Funding Lawsuit Threatens School Choice

Government school officials are joining teachers unions to challenge how Louisiana funds its charter schools, putting school choice options for almost 13,000 children at risk.

Caroline Roemer, executive director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the state’s charter school movement, says challenges to public charter schools’ funding distract from the schools’ primary purpose: helping children learn.

“Very rarely do we really get to spend a lot of time on academic progress, academic challenges, and things we can be doing to innovate in those areas of public education,” Roemer said. “It’s always about money.”

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