Early childhood education

May 11, 2023

House budget reflects misplaced priorities

The state budget is supposed to reflect Louisiana’s priorities. As the annual legislative session reached the halfway point this week, the budget bill crafted by House conservatives fails to prioritize teachers, people with Medicaid coverage and parents with preschool children.  

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March 15, 2022

A Recovery Agenda for Louisiana

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June 29, 2018

Farm bill heads to conference committee

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is one of the most important parts of our country’s safety net, and ensures that nearly 900,000 Louisianans each year have enough to eat.

Number of the Day

65 percent- Voters who said that continuing protections for people with pre-existing conditions is very important, if not the single most important health issue, for midterm candidates. (Source: Kaiser Family Foundation)
April 24, 2018

Another step toward investment in early education

Louisiana currently spends no state general fund dollars to subsidize the cost of early childhood education for low-income parents, even though thousands of families are languishing on a state waiting list.

Number of the Day

75 - percentage of TOPS recipients who are white. Only 55 percent of students at Louisiana public colleges and universities are white. (Source: The Century Foundation)