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Louisiana has 4 private school choice programs.

  • 1

    Louisiana – Tuition Donation Rebate Program

    Tax-Credit Scholarship

    Louisiana’s Tuition Donation Rebate Program is a tax-credit scholarship program enacted and launched in 2012. It was designed to encourage donors to contribute to scholarship organizations that help students from low-income households access the private learning options best suited to their needs. Learn more about the program details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history, and more.
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  • 2

    Louisiana – School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities

    Voucher

    This school voucher program was enacted in 2010 and launched in 2011 to serve students with certain special needs. Louisiana’s School Choice Program for Certain Students with Exceptionalities helps parents access the best schooling options for their children’s unique needs. Learn more about the program details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history, and more.
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  • 3

    Louisiana – Elementary and Secondary School Tuition Deduction

    Individual Tax Credit/Deduction

    Louisiana Elementary and Secondary School Tuition Deduction was enacted and launched in 2008. The individual tax deduction program is open to any taxpayer who has private schooling expenses. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history, and more.
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  • 4

    Louisiana Scholarship Program

    Voucher

    The Louisiana Scholarship Program, which aims to serve low-income students in “low-performing” public schools, is the state’s first school voucher program. It was enacted and launched in 2008. Learn more about the program’s details on this page, including eligibility, funding, regulations, legal history, and more.
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BLOG POST

New Estimates of Statewide Vouchers’ Competitive Effects on Public Schools

School choice skeptics often raise concerns about the students who are “left behind” in traditional public schools. What will become of those kids whose parents, some claim, weren’t savvy enough, sufficiently motivated, or simply didn’t have the time or resources to apply for a private school voucher? And what about those students who barely missed […]
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RESEARCH REPORT

The School Voucher Audit

Read this report for a program-by-program breakdown of school voucher costs and savings.

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VIDEO

How Do School Vouchers Work?

Wondering what private school vouchers are and how they work? We created the short video above to explain vouchers, and to answer common questions about them. The video talks about how vouchers are funded, how families use them, and how they benefit children.

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