By Robert Mann
Critics of the voucher system are holding up New Living Word as an example of how flawed the voucher system is and how people like [Jerry] Baldwin will take advantage of it to make money. Actually, what’s going on with New Living Word Church shows that the voucher system is working just as it’s supposed to[. W]e should hope he makes lots of money and grows his school as much as possible.
Or, read this story from the Monroe News-Star to get a broad overview of the problems with the “school.”
If, as The Hayride has suggested, New Living Word is an example of a great voucher school, wouldn’t you hate to see a bad one?
(Hat tip and thanks to Lamar White of the excellent blog CenLamar for alerting me to what he found in The Hayride‘s archives.)
- When it comes to education “reforms,” isn’t it time to hold Jindal and White accountable? (bobmannblog.com)
- NOLA Times-Picayune: Voucher $ for New Living Word School Was Waste of Taxpayer Dollars (dianeravitch.net)
- Louisiana’s Largest Voucher School Kicked Out of Program (dianeravitch.net)
- “Financial Irresponsibility and Incompetence”: Louisiana Superintendent John White Perfectly Describes School Voucher Program (dailykingfish.com)