A 14 percent cut to the Louisiana Scholarship Program will cause hundreds of families who currently receive scholarships to have to find a way to pay tuition or be forced to return to underperforming public schools, Ann Duplessis, president of the pro-voucher group, said in a statement.
Date: Apr 26, 2016
'School choice' activists wary of Louisiana's new governor
"We take Gov.-elect Edwards at his word when he had his supporters tell voters that an Edwards administration won't undermine parental choice," said Ann Duplessis, president of the pro-voucher Louisiana Federation for Children.
Date: Nov 23, 2015
Jindal touts education record -- but is silent on Common Core -- before possible ...
Some murmurs were heard in the room, questioning Jindal's opposition to Common Core. Ann Duplessis, former state Senator and president of the federation's Louisiana chapter, said afterwards there was no argument over whether to bring Jindal to speak.
Date: May 18, 2015
Budget cut worries stall $115M borrowing plan for LSU
xander has not formally requested, nor has the LSU Board of Supervisors voted, to declare financial exigency. However, we are working together on a wide range of contingency plans in preparation for the final outcome of the budget process, Ann Duplessis, chair of the board, said in a statement.
Date: Apr 24, 2015
New Orleans City Councilman Jon Johnson pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge
Johnson's political career spans more than 30 years, but seemed dead for a time after he suffered two straight defeats in Senate races against Ann Duplessis, the latest in 2007. He returned to elected office when he defeated incumbent state rep. Austin Badon for the council seat in 2010.
He was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1980 and moved on to the state Senate in 1985. He was re-elected four times before Ann Duplessis beat him in a 2003 runoff. He lost again to Duplessis in the 2007 campaign.