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Louisiana has seen a flurry of reforms to public schools in recent years: Expansion of choice through charter schools and vouchers; changes in academic standards, including adoption (then review) of the Common Core State Standards; and renewed emphasis on standardized tests in evaluations of schools and teachers. Several bills filed in the current legislative session take aim at these and similar policies. As lawmakers prepare to revisit many of these reforms in a new administration, how does the public assess this changing landscape for public education in Louisiana? The 2016 Louisiana Survey, a project of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, shows that the public has a mixed view of these school reforms.
This is the fourth in a series of reports from the 2016 Louisiana Survey.
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“The results from the Louisiana Survey should provide state leaders with an invaluable resource – and used wisely- should help advance the rebuilding process.”
“We needed a high quality survey done quickly because we wanted to capture time sensitive data. The staff at the PPRL helped us develop a great instrument, and collected nearly a 1,000 interviews in a very short period of time. They did a great job, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
“Our Planning team wanted to fill gaps with new programming, not duplicate already existing services for children who have exceptionalities. PPRL met with us from the start to listen to our goals. From that meeting, we quickly moved forward with a survey that reached our audience and fit our budget. Their work gave us a clear picture of needs from the people who will use our services.”