Principal and student reacts to TOPS proposal

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Students and parents brace themselves for the possibility of losing tops scholarship money. Governor John Bel Edwards says without new taxes, TOPS would need to be cut by 80% to help fix the states impending billion dollar deficit. A high school senior tells me she feels the cut is unfair. She says she worked hard for four years, taking classes to be eligible for the scholarship. The principal at Captain Shreve High School says 87% of her students are in the TOPS curriculum. That’s around 300 hundred kids. The principal sees this as a disadvantage for a lot of her students. Now Governor Edwards does support fully funding the tops program. It’s possible Governor Edwards could call a special session next month to address the budget shortfall.

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