Over the last decade, students in Louisiana have made tremendous gains, yet there is still work to do. Various coalitions of advocates, community members and school leaders continue to problem-solve for challenges within areas including education quality, equity, and a pronounced opportunity gap.

DFER LA was formed in 2015 to address these challenges, advocate for students who suffer because of them, and support candidates who are dedicated to creating better opportunities for all students. As studies continue to show student achievement in public charter schools across Louisiana improving at a remarkable rate, it is critical for our community stakeholders to push reforms that will preserve the gains and increase the number of high-quality public education options throughout the state.

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Candidates Supported in 2020 & 2021


DFERs in Top-Level Roles in State Leadership

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