“Louisiana has established itself as a national leader for creating innovative and important student-centered education policies.” StudentsFirst report
Louisiana is rated tops in the nation for innovative education policies, according to a report issued on Tuesday.
The review was issued by a group called StudentsFirst, which praised the state in its 2013 report too.
The organization is headed by Michelle Rhee, a critic of the education establishment.
“Louisiana has established itself as a national leader for creating innovative and important student-centered education policies,” according to the study.
It said the state has adopted meaningful educator evaluations, provides parents with easy-to-understand school grades and allows students to pick from a robust network of public charter schools or vouchers, which is state aid for some students to attend private schools.
The group gave the state an overall grade of B minus.
Louisiana got an A minus in its efforts to elevate the teaching profession, C plus in its bid to empower parents and a C minus in spending policies.
The national grade was D plus.
The study did not rate student achievement.