Why Louisiana Republican lawmakers are narrowing in on local school board elections
Here is what's being featured on Friday's Louisiana Considered:
Across the country and in Louisiana, lawmakers are taking special interest in school board elections. The Advocate’s Editorial director and columnist Stephanie Grace tells us why Republican legislators in particular are focusing so heavily on these local races.
Also discussed on Louisiana Considered, a growing number of states are setting up state-funded Education Savings Accounts to give more students education opportunities outside of public schools. This year, Louisiana would have joined them if not for a pair of vetoes by Gov. John Bel Edwards, who argued this would have crippled already underfunded public schools. Capitol Access reporter Paul Braun and education reporter Aubri Juhasz discuss the significance – and possible future – of this debate in Louisiana.
And, doctors in Louisiana say the state’s near-total abortion ban is making them afraid – both for their own careers and for the lives of their patients. Reproductive health reporter Rosemary Westwood tells us what exactly these doctors are saying and how they plan to move forward.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubry Procell, and Thomas Walsh.
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