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Education Letter to the Editor

La. Agency Should Give Priority to Public Schools

February 06, 2007 1 min read

To the Editor:

Regarding the Louisiana Recovery Authority’s plan to dispense $10 million in public funds to private (including faith-based) schools damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (“La. Agency OKs Storm Aid for Private Schools,” Jan. 24, 2007):

Louisiana should give its highest priority to the recovery area’s woefully inadequate and neglected public schools, the ones that serve the neediest kids. Under the Louisiana Constitution, only public schools are entitled to tax aid.

Edd Doerr


Americans for Religious Liberty

Silver Spring, Md.

A version of this article appeared in the February 07, 2007 edition of Education Week as La. Agency Should Give Priority to Public Schools