The American South long has been the poor cousin to the northern states. And the legacy of slavery and racial inequality in the region has hampered African-American efforts to become full partners in sharing the benefits that accrue to being citizens of the largest single-nation economy in the world.
Articles written by: John Hughes
A group of middle school science teachers in Louisiana are studying natural conditions in a bayou. The plan is to take their research findings to the classroom. But the project also connects to new Common Core educational standards.
The Louisiana Department of Education has been spending taxpayer money to promote its voucher school program. A freedom of information request by the Southern Education Desk found that more than $130,000 was spent on a private contract for marketing the vouchers. And political opponents of the voucher program are crying foul.
Summer is often thought of as a time for school-aged children to take a break from their studies. This break often results in loss of accumulated academic knowledge, but it can also have health risks – especially for children from low income families.
The deadline is fast approaching for parents to apply to have their children take advantage of a voucher to attend a private school. Private school providers have been spreading the word at the government’s request.
By some estimates, more than 40 percent of university freshmen arrive on campus unprepared for post-secondary education. Louisiana Tech is providing high school students with an opportunity to get a head start on their university careers through a summer program that offers more than two-dozen first-year courses.