Sister Judith Brun Principal, St. Joseph's Academy
Baton Rouge. La.
Sister Judith Brun was Principal of St. Joseph's Academy in Baton Rouge until June of this year and has taught since 1972. Early next year, she will join with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to initiate opportunities for supporting and sustaining excellence in education for Baton Rouge. Winner of the Diocese of Baton Rouge School Office Principal of the Year award, Sr. Judith has a Masters Degree in Education in Secondary Administration from LSU and a Masters in Education in Private School Administration pending at Boston College. She is an active member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) and the Baton Rouge Diocesan Principals' Association, just to name two of the organizations she is affiliated.
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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