See here how all states line up in the takeover strategy of our public education systems that seeks to achieve freedom from all laws regulating schools.
Want to know how the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools gloats over their success in evading good, common sense rules and regulations that were designed to PROTECT our children and provide them with a quality public school system?
For Guideline #13 of their MODEL, they rate themselves nationally as 3 out of a possible 13. But their lobbyists have done a great job pulling the wool over the eyes of our Louisiana legislature as we are rated 13!
WEIGHT: 3 | POSSIBLE TOTAL: 12
13. Automatic Exemptions from Many State and District Laws and Regulations
13A. Exemptions from all laws, except those covering health, safety, civil rights, student accountability, employee criminal history checks, open meetings, freedom of information, and generally accepted accounting principles.
13B. Exemption from state teacher certification requirements.
Do Louisiana citizens really believe that this national move to take privatize our public schools facilitated by the federal government has the best interests of our children in mind?!!
Notwithstanding any state law, rule, or regulation to the contrary and except as provided in the state's charter school law and as may be otherwise specifically provided for in an approved charter, Louisiana law provides that charter schools are exempt from all rules and regulations of the state board and those of any local school board that are applicable to public schools and to public school officers and employees.
Louisiana law provides that teachers within charter schools do not need to meet state certification requirements. The law instead requires that charter teachers have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree.
What can we expect this legislative session from our ELECTED representatives?