Our Views: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ plan to slow down charter schools will likely have greatest effect in Baton Rouge, Lafayette

The ascension of Gov. John Bel Edwards, a skeptic of new charter schools, is unlikely to have much impact in New Orleans, where the independently run public schools are basically the norm.

Where Edwards’ views are likely to have an impact is in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, where charters are looking to expand their footprints. In Lafayette, in particular, the three charter schools’ expansion is blamed for budget cuts in the traditional school system.

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