Louisiana’s state superintendent of education will decide what tests and other scrutiny private and parochial schools face if they accept students who get state subsidies.
The issue stems from the Legislature’s final approval April 5 of one of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s top bills to try to improve public schools.
The measure, House Bill 976, will allow low- and middle-income students attending “C,” “D” and “F” public schools to switch to private and parochial schools, and use state dollars traditionally reserved for public schools to help pay for tuition. Jindal is expected to sign the bill next week.