“Schools for the corporate era” (salon.com article)

The following excerpts comes from an article in Salon.com.  It shows how Gov. Jindal has reshaped Louisiana’s public education system using the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) playbook:

Louisiana is now home to the nation’s most expansive school voucher program. Charter school authorization powers have been broadened.  And teacher tenure policies have been radically transformed.  Louisiana already had something of a reputation as a radical-reform state, thanks to the post-Katrina educational climate in New Orleans.  But not all change is good, and education advocates have deep concerns about the efficacy of Jindal’s overhaul, and the interests that have pushed it.

“With these laws Gov. Bobby Jindal has sold our kids out for his political aspirations,” said Karran Royal Harper, a Louisiana parent activist and education advocate.

The rest of the article can be found online here.

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