Feb. 27, 2014 6:50 PM
Written by Amanda McElfresh
A grassroots group of parents, teachers and stakeholders is pushing Louisiana legislators to address several education-related issues during the upcoming regular session.
Three legislators who attended a Thursday breakfast hosted by Power of Public Education Lafayette made no promises when it comes to enacting laws, but vowed to continue to listen to constituents. Lawmakers also urged PPEL members to head to Baton Rouge this spring to make their positions known to the full legislature.
The group is suggesting laws that charter schools approved by the state be completely funded by the state. Those schools also should undergo performance audits, with their renewals directly tied to those results, the group said. They are also seeking to enact legislation to prevent the state from approving charter applications denied by local districts.
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