COVID-19: Education & the Legislative Session By Lisa Moomaw (Tulane University), OPEN Intern It’s obvious that the spread of COVID-19 has transformed daily life from employment, to government to schools. On March 11th, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a proclamation banning gatherings of more than 250 people and closing schools through April 13th. On […]
And we paid him not to Earlier in 2019 local investigative reporting showed that after four years and $40 million, the state’s voucher program- the Louisiana’s Scholarship Program- had produced not just ineffective but even negative student results. Specifically, the report showed that participating students generally had lower scores on state standardized tests than their […]
An OPEN Conversation with Matthew Kincaid- educator, activist and founder of Overcoming Racism-an organization that provides race and equity support aimed at creating anti-racist schools- about what racism and anti-racism look like in our school system.