John White Is Subsidizing Voucher Schools– and Being Called Out by BESE

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On September 01, 2014, the Baton Rouge Advocate published an article entitled, “Cristo Rey Considers Starting School in Baton Rouge.”

Cristo Rey is a national chain of Catholic high schools that cater to inner-city students, even arranging for students to find employment as a means of assisting with school tuition.

The writer of this September 2014 article, Charles Lussier, makes it sound like Cristo Rey Baton Rouge is not a done deal– even as he writes that if the school were to open, those directing the effort already know it would be in fall 2016 and that the school would launch with “about 125 ninth-graders.”

At the time of Lussier’s article, Baton Rouge nonprofit, New Schools for Baton Rouge, was already involved in trying to establish Cristo Rey Baton Rouge:

Cristo Rey caught the attention of New Schools for Baton Rouge, a 2-year-old group best known for recruiting and supporting…

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