Education

When it comes right down to it, I trust the folks in Louisiana to make decisions regarding their children's education far more than I trust the bureaucrats in Washington, DC. Parents, along with local teachers, principals, and education leaders in our communities, know best on how to spend our education tax dollars.  That is why we reduce the size and scope of the federal government in our classrooms, and return the decision-making of curriculum and the use of taxpayer dollars to those closest to the students. 

Some of my efforts to improve our schools include:

Visiting dozens of schools and hosting regular education forums throughout Louisiana

Leading the fight against the Obama Administration’s assault on school choice in Louisiana

Authoring legislation to let local charter schools to bypass Washington’s bureaucracy and grow education opportunities around the state

Co-sponsoring legislation to expand voucher programs for low-income and military families who may be trapped in low-performing schools

Funding a $1.3 million statewide initiative to improve technology in the classroom and prepare our children for 21st Century jobs.

Authoring legislation to fully fund the federal special education commitment.


Latest

  • Vitter: AG Holder Gives False Testimony about School Voucher Lawsuit

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to explain why he’s misleading the facts about the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) lawsuit against Louisiana’s statewide voucher program. Last week Holder testified under oath before a U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee saying the Civil Rights Division played no role and the DOJ was only seeking information. Last night a federal judge ruled on a portion of the lawsuit that will grant DOJ access to personal information about voucher applicants.

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  • Vitter Gets Low Income Children with Disabilities Prioritized in Child Care Bill

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate today passed the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act, which includes an amendment from Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) to ensure that the grants are prioritized for low income families with special needs children. Vitter’s amendment creates key enforcement mechanisms to ensure these children receive necessary care.

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  • Vitter: Child Care Legislation Should Prioritize Low Income Children with Disabilities

    (Washington, D.C.) - The U.S. Senate is taking up the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Reauthorization Act today. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has introduced an amendment to the legislation to ensure the grants are prioritized for low income families with special needs children. Vitter’s amendment would create key enforcement mechanisms to ensure these vulnerable populations receive necessary care.

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  • Vitter Cosponsors Bills Promoting School Choice During School Choice Week

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) is a cosponsor of legislation supporting school choice programs. He is a cosponsor of the Scholarships for Kids Act, introduced by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), and the CHOICE Act, introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.). These bills were introduced to coincide with School Choice Week, which began on January 26th and runs through February 1st.

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  • Vitter Introduces Catholic Schools Week Resolution

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) introduced a resolution recognizing Catholic Schools Week and honoring the valuable contributions of Catholic schools in the United States. This year’s Catholic Schools Week, sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, runs from January 26 to February 1.

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