The teachers’ unions and the Iberville Parish School Board are suing to remove the funding mechanism for Type 2 Charter Schools. Currently, those schools educate 13,000 Louisiana students.
The organization Public School Options has conducted a survey and has found that most of those students would be forced to attend a lower performing public school if the teachers’ unions win.
Here’s the press release:
PublicSchoolOptions.org (PSO), a parent-led advocacy group, recently conducted a data analysis project to determine the educational fate of Louisiana’s Type 2 charter public school students, whose education is under threat by a frivolous lawsuit brought by the Louisiana teachers union and Iberville Parish School Board. The union aims to remove the funding mechanism to Type 2 charter public schools, which would likely force the schools to close that educate more than 13,000 Louisiana students. The data was outlined in an amicus brief filed by PSO and Louisiana parents earlier this month.
Throughout the court proceedings, PSO has voiced concerns that many of these Type 2 charter public school students would be sent back to a local school that has already failed to meet their learning needs.
Now, according to analysis of publicly-available data from the district schools within a five-mile radius of the Type 2 charter public schools found that, on average, 75 percent of students would be forced to return to a school that performs lower than the Type 2 school they currently attend.
The data is at the end of PSO’s amicus brief filed with the Louisiana Supreme Court.
The teachers’ union doesn’t care about children. They care about protecting their privileges.
Most charter schools are not unionized. On the other hand, most government schools are. The unions are trying to eliminate their competition through this lawsuit and other legislation. They also have a governor in John Bel Edwards who favors their cause.
If the unions were concerned about children, they would not file this lawsuit.