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Play Button  State of Education - Louisiana State Superintendent John White touches on the current status of Louisiana’s educational system.
Play Button  Priority for State - John White, Louisiana’s State Superintendent, says that Louisiana needs to consider if its school accountability grades are strict enough.
Play Button  State of Education - Debbie Meaux, president of the Louisiana Association of Educators, gives her impression of how the state’s education system is performing.
Play Button  From Bottom Up - Louisiana Association of Eductors’ President Debbie Meaux describes how the “Every Student Succeeds Act” differs from “No Child Left Behind.”
Play Button  For Our Future - Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry says what the state is doing right in education.
Play Button  ESSA Benefits - Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry explains some benefits of the new “Every Student Succeeds Act.”
Play Button  Pre-K - Dr. Theodus Goree, Caddo Parish Superintendent, touches on the importance of having a solid pre-K education.
Play Button  Hold People Accountable - Caddo Parish School Superintendent Theodus Goree explains his concern with the current accountability system.

09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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We want to know your opinion! Leave your comments in the box below.


I assume this space is for comments. This is a request. I’m asking for a chance to talk to someone about the Education public Square before it airs. I’m a mathematician (retired from ULL) who has been up to my ears in K-12 education for over 50 years. I’ve been a leader at the national, state, university, and district levels and I’v taught mathematics to literally thousands of K-12 teachers.  I’m writing to you because the current ACADEMIC crisis in our schools must be seen in honest historical perspective. Please hear me out. I’m not asking to be on the program; I’m just begging for the chance to talk to Beth or the moderator about how bad things are and what needs to be done—-at least in math.

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     03/17 - Fiscal Reform 2017

Is it time to reform Louisiana’s tax code?
For the past several years, Louisiana’s state budget has repeatedly fallen short of revenue projections, sometimes multiple times per year. These budget gaps have been bridged through cuts, temporary tax increases and patchwork fixes. Is it time to reform Louisiana’s tax code? During the 2017 Regular Legislative session, lawmakers will be considering recommendations to do just that.

Can the state broaden its tax base while lowering rates and omitting tax exemptions and credits? What changes may be in store for personal and corporate income taxes and sales and property taxes? How can the state restructure its tax code to be more fair and competitive with other states? Louisiana Public Square explores the issue of “Fiscal Reform 2017” on Wednesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and on WLAE in New Orleans. (Recording on Tuesday, March 21.)

Our panelists are:
• Camille Conaway; Louisiana Association of Business & Industry
• Sen. Jack Donahue, R-Mandeville; Senate Finance Committee
• Jan Moller; Louisiana Budget Project
• James Richardson, Ph.D., LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business


The program includes interviews with Michael Olivier with the Committee of 100; Randy Roach, Mayor of Lake Charles and Representative Jay Morris, R-Monroe, member of the House Ways and Means Committee.

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney, and Robert Travis Scott, president of the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, host the discussion.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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