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Posted: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 7:05AM

Poll: Most parents in voucher program are pleased



A survey released by two pro voucher groups shows 92-percent of the parents who have children participating in the state's voucher program are satisfied and happy with their child's academic progress. President of the Louisiana Federation for Children, Ann Duplessis, says the survey sends a strong message to those who oppose vouchers.

"The survey clearly says that parents want choice, parents want to have the opportunity to create or to provide a better educational opportunity for their kids," Duplessis said.
 
The Black Alliance for Educational Options also helped put the survey together.
 
The state's voucher program, also called the Louisiana Scholarship program, uses state funding to send children, from low income families attending poorly performing public schools, to an approved private school. Duplessis says 8,700 students have already been awarded a scholarship for next school year.

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