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BESE sent wrong version of formula to the legislature
Just hours after the Senate Education Committee voted to send the Minimum Foundation Program formula back to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Wednesday, May 15, BESE President Chas Roemer submitted a different version of the document for the board to consider.
Roemer said there is no need for BESE to reconsider the formula in Senate Concurrent Resolution 23because the version of the MFP that had been considered by the committee was not the one that was adopted by BESE last March.
Monaghan: It’s time to involve all stakeholders in the discussion
(Baton Rouge – May 15, 2013) Citing a Supreme Court ruling that money from public education’s Minimum Foundation Program cannot be used to pay for private and religious school vouchers, the Senate Education Committee today rejected the $3.46 billion spending plan, and sent it back to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for a rewrite.
(Baton Rouge – May 14, 2013) In the wake of a State Supreme Court ruling that the state is unconstitutionally funding school voucher and course choice programs, Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan is asking lawmakers to step back and rethink the controversial education reforms of 2012.
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(Baton Rouge – May 7, 2013) The State of Louisiana may not use funds dedicated to public education to pay the tuition for students in private and religious schools, the State Supreme Court ruled today.
“The state’s highest court affirmed what we believed all along,” said Louisiana Federation of Teachers President Steve Monaghan. “Our constitution clearly states that public education’s Minimum Foundation Program is reserved for public schools and public school systems.
In an unprecedented display of unity, leaders of the state’s most influential education organizations announced their opposition to re-enacting elements of Governor Bobby Jindal’s radical education agenda.