Monday, January 12, 2009

LA lower in "Quality Counts" survey

Despite Louisiana's efforts at education reform, Education Week's newest Quality Counts survey actually shows that we have slipped a bit in relation to other states, as Monroe News-Star reporter Barbara Leader reveals in this article .

Unlike other comparisons, Quality Counts looks at intangibles like students' chances for success (our state gets a D-plus). It also takes a gander at the adequacy of state funding for education, a category in which we slipped from last year's C-plus to a D this year - not a good sign in light of the state's looming $1.1 billion deficit.

For more about the Quality Counts survey and comparisons with other states, click this link.

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