Vouchers could benefit education
Louisianaís school voucher plan suffered a setback last week when a Baton Rouge area judge declared it unconstitutional. Judge Tim Kelley ruled that funds from the Minimum Foundation Program could not be diverted to private entities.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, who sought the spreading of public education funds to private schools, says he intends to continue the fight to give parents the right to allow the voucher plan, which gives them the right to send their children to approved private schools.
Of course, our public school system must be preserved to guarantee every child a right to an educational program that will help them survive the pitfalls of life. But diverting some of those funds to private schools that meet the required credentials should not impede that guarantee.
The cost of education in a private school these days seems to be no more, if not less, than in a public school. And if that private school can provide as good an education, if not better, than a public school, then what have we lost?
In fact, it produces a competition between private and public education that can improve the imprint of education on all students, public and private. And it could expand on the types of beneficial education available.
There is no law in the constitution, national or state, that says we must send students to public or private schools. So whatís the hassle?
If the state provides funds for the education of children, it should allow them to go where their parents choose, provided the educational requirements are met. And they should all benefit from the improvements achieved.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald Guide is the complete local news in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana.
Get your local news, sports and information from the Parish's award winning paper.
St. Charles Herald Guide has what you need.
Little more than a week after officials from 14 parishes took a trip to Washington,...
Dr. Rodney Lafon boiled down his decision to announce his retirement last month to...
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with eight other parish presidents and...
The Port of South Louisiana will soon see a change in leadership after Joel T....
In the still darkness of the morning, three crabbers in a pickup truck arrived at...
The Hahnville Tigers finished with 12 points at the LHSAA State Track and Field...
Yes, you've seen us. Maison Decor is the premier home decor retail store located on highway 90 where Boutte meets Luling. So stop, come on in and you'll be surprised!
Chaisson out as port director, Aucoin named successor - 569 views
Joel T. Chaisson Sr.ís eight-year tenure as executive director of the Port of South Louisiana will officially come to an end on July 14.