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Ball: Louisiana Does Districts Differently

While most of the country creates several school districts per county, the majority of parishes (equivalent to counties) in Louisiana support one consolidated district.

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While most of the country creates several school districts per county, the majority of parishes (equivalent to counties) in Louisiana support one consolidated district. East Baton Rouge, though, has split into three independent school districts. The change seems in line with trends toward more parent choice, as with charter schools and voucher programs, but critics of the split warn of exacerbated racial segregation. (The Times-Picayune)

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