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Louisiana has 4 educational 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

Education Market Failure? The Cost of Regulations on Private School Choice Programs

An Analysis of the Louisiana Scholarship Program Achievement Findings “The approach has been to regard any market failure, however minor, as a sufficient excuse for government intervention. The market has failed, therefore the government should step in. But this is a basic error, because it involves a double standard. There is not only such a […]

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RESEARCH REPORT

The Integration Anomaly

The Integration Anomaly: Comparing the Effects of K–12 Education Delivery Models on Segregation in Schools examines existing evidence to answer several questions. How have race and income segregation changed in public schools over time? How have school choice programs affected integration in schools—both public and private? Historically, how has government-compelled integration had an impact on schools and neighborhoods? And how can policymakers design education systems that will result in healthy race and income integration in schools?

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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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