Charter schools have gained a substantial following in Louisiana, where 148 charters now serve more than 80,000 students. But charters have also attracted opposition from many school districts and teachers. In 2014, some of these opponents banded together and turned to the courts, claiming that state-authorized charter schools are not public schools under Louisiana’s constitution and therefore are not eligible to receive state funding. The end result was a decisive victory for charter schools. To learn more about some recent court cases around the charter-school movement in Louisiana, read “Judging Choice” in our Fall 2018 issue.

—Education Next

Last updated August 16, 2018