K-12 Education

June 28, 2021

2021 Louisiana legislative session: A return to (somewhat) normal

Federal pandemic relief dollars lessened the pressure on the state budget and allowed the Legislature to make important new investments in education, including a much-needed boost to the Go Grants program that will make college more affordable for low-income students and the creation of the M.J.… Read more...

September 11, 2020

Inadequate federal relief for schools will put grandparents at risk

As public schools in Louisiana reopened in August,  families across the state faced an agonizing decision: whether to send children back into classrooms where they are more likely to contract the novel coronavirus, or continue to keep them home, where the social, emotional and nutrition supports that are necessary for academic success are sometimes lacking. Read more...

May 19, 2020

Separate and unequal: Students’ access to technology in the time of coronavirus

Public education is supposed to be society’s great equalizer; the engine that provides the opportunity for all children, regardless of their race or zip code, to reach their full potential. But years of racism and disinvestment in public schools has left many students of color attending under-resourced, functionally segregated and poor-performing public schools. Read more...

May 11, 2020

LBP testimony on HCRs 43 & 66

May 9, 2020

To the Members of the House Ways & Means Committee, 

My name is Jan Moller, and I’m the executive director of the Louisiana Budget Project, a nonprofit policy research and advocacy organization focused on lifting up low- and moderate-income families.Read more...