Post Tagged with: "Education"

Education / Labor / Transparency

Education Leaders Stunned by “Race to the Top” Outcome

Louisiana’s “inexplicable” failure to make top 12 raises questions about Obama administration’s commitment to reform Louisiana’s education leaders are wondering what more they can do to outperform other states in terms of reform. Louisiana failed to receive any funds in the federal “Race to the Top” program, and the lack […]


Incorporating Market Forces Into Higher Education

Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to unveil the Louisiana GRAD Act, a proposal that will allow public universities and colleges to increase tuition without legislative interference. In turn, institutions will have to meet defined performance goals and improve their graduation rates. Currently Louisiana’s institutions cannot raise tuition without a two-thirds […]


City University of New York: Lessons For Louisiana?

A new study published by the Pelican Institute addresses the issue of unprepared students and institutional mismatch in Louisiana’s higher education system. As reported in the study, Louisiana has lower rates of high school completion, lower average test scores, and fewer students taking college-preparatory classes than most other states. The […]


Louisiana Competing For Federal Grant

Louisiana is among the 41 applicants for the “Race to the Top” federal education grant. Funds available for the year 2011 total $4.35 billion. Applications to enter Phase I of the national competition were due yesterday, and winners passing to Phase II will be announced in April 2010. Started last […]

Budget / Education

Lousiana Department of Education Sees Drastic Salary Increases

A report by the Associated Press highlights increasing salaries within the Louisiana Department of Education. Between 2007 and 2009, the payroll has increased by 21%, while the number of employees has decreased. State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek argues that the increase is needed to get the “best human capital.” […]