Eddie J. Lambert Representative (R), Louisiana
Vice-chairman, Appropriations Committee
Representative Eddie J. Lambert (R) has been a leader in improving Louisiana's roads and infrastructure. Lambert currently serves as vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Louisiana Homeland Security Committee, chairman of the House Appropriations' Subcommittee on Education, and on the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, and the Joint Committee on Homeland Security. Lambert was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2003 and re-elected unopposed in 2007. He was raised in North Baton Rouge and resides in Prairieville, where he practices law.
What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.
Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.
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