New group enters fray on future of EBR school system

Article By: Charles Lussier | March 11, 2014 | Originally Posted on theadvocate.com

Just minutes before the Louisiana Legislature went into session Monday, a new group announced it will be speaking out in the coming weeks about a key issue the lawmakers will take up: the future of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system.

In a news release, Tim Johnson, the hired spokesman for the new group, The Committee For Progress, indicated the group wants to shift the conversation from the petition drive to create the city of St. George to dealing with problems in public education that gave rise to that effort.

“While we do not support the effort to incorporate a new city, we are very supportive of those who are aggressively working to recreate a community school system based on local control by parents, principals and neighborhoods,” Johnson said.

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