‘We don’t have the support’: Gov. John Bel Edwards’ schools legislative agenda mostly dead

With several bills already on life support, Gov. John Bel Edwards has pulled the plug on his high-profile education proposals to restrict access to vouchers and curb the growth of charter schools.

“We don’t have the support we need to advance those bills,” said Erin Monroe Wesley, special counsel for Edwards who also oversees legislative affairs.

The proposals, like most of the governor’s public schools agenda, have been battered for weeks.

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