Education

October 23, 2019

Louisiana’s decade of disinvestment in higher education

BATON ROUGE – A decade after Louisiana began making deep cuts in its support for higher education, the effect of those reductions continue to linger. A new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found that tuition at four-year public universities in Louisiana has increased by 106.9% or $4,810 per student, since 2008.Read more...

September 18, 2019

Public school funding should keep up with inflation

Public school districts in Louisiana will receive an additional $54 in state funding for every enrolled student this year, thanks to an increase in per-pupil spending approved by the Legislature. The increase in the minimum base amount of state and local spending per student brought that amount to $4,015. Read more...

June 13, 2019

LBP 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up Report

BATON ROUGE – A new report from the Louisiana Budget Project outlines the highlights and lowlights of the 2019 Legislature, including key issues and bills that LBP focused on during the two-month session. The report, A Return to Normalcy, focuses on key areas related to tax and budget, education, economic opportunity and the protection of basic necessities.Read more...

May 17, 2019

Separate and unequal: School segregation in Louisiana 65 years after Brown v. Board

Sixty-five years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racial segregation in America’s public schools was unconstitutional. But it was not until 1960, when Ruby Bridges walked into the all-white William J.Read more...