voucher program http://wrkf.org en MONDAY: LSU Board member Ann Duplessis, B.R. Politico Jim Brown http://wrkf.org/post/monday-lsu-board-member-ann-duplessis-br-politico-jim-brown <p>Jim talks with LSU Board Member and former State Senator Anne Duplessis about the public school voucher system and the National School Choice Week. Baton Rouge lawyer and politico Jim Brown stops by the studio to chat with Jim about local and national politics, as well as the legalization of marijuana, Mike Huckabee, much more.</p><p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:19:16 +0000 Jim Engster 21786 at http://wrkf.org State, Federal Education Philosophies Mismatch http://wrkf.org/post/state-federal-education-philosophies-mismatch <p>Opposing opinions surfaced from state education leaders this week on whether the state should move forward on implementing national education standards called Common Core.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The ongoing struggle to fund higher education continued at</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a meeting of higher</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>education<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;officials Wednesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Kelly Connelly 16688 at http://wrkf.org In Florida, Vouchers Bring Modest Improvement to Public Education http://wrkf.org/post/florida-vouchers-bring-modest-improvement-public-education <p><span class="BodyCopy">Late Thursday night, the state house passed a bill that would allow public school dollars to be used to send students from low-income families attending failing schools to private schools instead. The legislation, which is a cornerstone of Governor Bobby Jindal's education reform plan, could hit the Senate floor this week. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">The voucher program is modeled in part after a program in Florida, which was the first state to try vouchers on a large scale a decade ago.</p><p class="BodyCopy">David Figlio, a professor of education, social policy, and economics at Northwestern University in Illinois, has been studying Florida's program since its inception.</p><p class="BodyCopy">He was skeptical at first.</p><p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2733 at http://wrkf.org In Florida, Vouchers Bring Modest Improvement to Public Education