Louisiana Public Square: “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System”

Airs Sunday, October 16, at 6 p.m. 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.