“There are safeguards in place within the Course Choice program but if these behaviors are occurring, we will take steps to ensure it’s either not happening or the behavior is corrected.”
—State Superintendent of Education John White, in addressing news than 1,100 students in Caddo and Webster parishes have been registered for Course Choice courses—without their knowledge or approval. The company, FastPath Learning of Austin, Texas, has as its chairman the former Secretary of Education under former President George W. Bush and who served as an education adviser to recent presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“This goes back to all of the education reforms that were passed within eight days during last year’s session. This is what you get.”
—State Rep. Gene Reynolds (D-Dubberly), commenting on the apparent lack of oversight of Course Choice providers who get one-half of their tuition upon registering students for Course Choice courses.