Study: Students in private school pilot score low
A new study shows that a pilot plan backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that uses state tax dollars so certain students can attend private schools is producing low test scores.
Former member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Leslie Jacobs, conducted the review.
The pilot program provides $10 million for up to 1,500 students in troubled New Orleans public schools to attend private or parochial schools.
Jacobs says 240 third- and fourth-graders were tested this year.
According to her survey, both groups scored well below their counterparts in Recovery School District public schools for English, math, science and social studies.