Ironically, the only reason New Living Word School was kicked out of the program is because it was one of the few schools that actually maintained a separate account for its voucher funds and one of only two schools in the entire program subjected to rigorous scrutiny.
Superintendent White's spin on this story is brazenly disingenuous; the two audits did not demonstrate the Department of Education's commitment to "accountability." If anything, in claiming that 116 of the 117 audited schools were in compliance, Superintendent White is implicitly promoting a system devoid of accountability and ripe for abuse. If New Living Word School had been savvy, it would have simply deposited its voucher money into its general account, and no one would be the wiser.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Lamar corrects the Times-Picayune's reporting on the voucher audits: