BATON ROUGE, La. – PublicSchoolOptions.org made the following statement on House Bill 879, which will be debated by the Louisiana House Education Committee later this morning.
CHRISTIN WHITE-KAISER, LOUISIANA PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PARENT LEADER:
“This reckless bill threatens to take away the education option that thousands of Louisiana families and students choose and undermines parent choice. HB 879 would force schools like Louisiana Virtual Academy and Louisiana Connections Academy to find a new curriculum provider – or be forced to close. It’s clear that these schools are being singled out by the legislature, who would never force a traditional brick and mortar school to end their affiliation with a company like McGraw-Hill or Pearson. Every parent deserves to choose the school where their child will learn best. Today, parents will be listening to legislators and taking note of who truly values a parent’s right.”
PublicSchoolOptions.org is a national alliance of parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for equal access without restrictions to these public schools for all children.