Next Up In Education

It’s a sad fact of life in Louisiana that for far too long our education system has been a disgrace. Year after year we rank at or near the bottom in national education studies.1 It’s a problem that has persisted for years and it’s reflected in our past record: Nearly half of Louisiana schools rated…

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Schools are supposed to be about kids—organized with the best interests of children in mind. But in Louisiana, and all across America, that isn’t what happens. Powerful teacher unions and the union bosses dictate education policy, block reforms they don’t like and the needs of the kids aren’t even on the agenda. The first teacher’s…

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For 20 years Louisiana students and their parents have taken comfort in the knowledge that regardless of their economic background, if they worked hard, their college tuition would be paid for by the TOPS program. Sadly, Governor John Bel Edwards’ budget policies ambushed current TOPS students and placed future TOPS scholars, and the entire program,…

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