La. Gov.-Elect John Bel Edwards on Charters and Vouchers
On November 23, 2015, Louisiana Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards offered his first public address since being elected two days prior, on November 21, 2015.
Edwards spoke at the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT) convention in Lake Charles. Below is the video of Edwards’ speech:
In his speech, Edwards spoke of his position on vouchers and charters. Edwards’ remarks about school choice are transcribed below (from around the 5:08 mark to the 8:31 mark in the video above):
I believe in local control of education. And, by the way, that used to be a conservative value: to have local control over local tax dollars and how kids were educated. Because this is the risk we run: If we have parents and voters– taxpayers– who cannot hold their school boards accountable for how children are educated and how dollars are spent, it’s only a matter of time before they stop renewing taxes and voting new taxes for education. And then we’re all messed up. And so, we’ve got to stop substituting the opinion of theLa. Gov.-Elect John Bel Edwards on Charters and Vouchers | deutsch29: