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More aid accountability sought, The Advocate, 2/14/12

posted Feb 13, 2012, 3:22 AM by Bill Duncan
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More aid accountability sought
By Will Sentell
Capitol news bureau
Louisiana’s superintendents are asking the Jindal administration to require that private and parochial schools that accept students who get state aid also receive an annual letter grade like public schools.

In addition, students who get the aid should be required to take the same state skills tests as students do in public schools, said Michael Faulk, president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.

Both requests stem from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to greatly expand the aid, which Jindal calls scholarships and which opponents call vouchers.

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