New Review Shows Louisiana Excels in Some Areas, Lags Behind in Others

New Review Shows Louisiana Excels in Some Areas, Lags Behind in Others

January 24, 2020

“Louisiana is informing parents about school performance better than other states are,” according to the results of a review by the Alliance for Excellent Education. These results highlight how local schools are responding since the Every Student Succeeds Act was enacted. However, there remain a number of issues, particularly “the disparity in high- and low-performing schools.” According to the review, “only 22 percent of black students are in an A-rated Louisiana public school” despite making up “47 percent of a public school’s student body.” Of schools with an F grade, “83 percent of students are black,” pointing to major obstacles in creating a truly equitable school system that educators must work to overcome.