Many Louisiana voucher students at failing schools

Article By: Associated Press | December 2, 2013 | Originally Posted on Shreveporttimes.com

BATON ROUGE — New data indicates that many students in Louisiana’s voucher program attended schools that were rated “D” or “F” on the state’s grading scale. At least 45 percent of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year attended such schools, a new report indicates.

However, the full impact cannot be assessed because the state released scores only for one-fifth of the 118 voucher schools. Those were schools with at least 40 voucher students in the third grade and up. They served about 2,900 of the nearly 5,000 students in the program last year.

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