War on Poverty

January 9, 2014

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Gov. Bobby Jindal opposes raises for low-income workers; A War on Poverty, or War on the Poor?; State treasurer reveals his plan to fund higher education; Judge strikes down teacher tenure law for a second time; Louisiana lags nation in test scores, Education Week study finds; and Only four Louisiana colleges listed in online degree rankings. $5.28 billion – The amount Louisiana spent on consulting contracts in 2012 (Source: State Treasurer John Kennedy)
January 8, 2014

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

The War on Poverty at 50: more work to do; State senator proposes changes to Tulane legislative scholarship; Jindal administration asks federal judge to rescind desegregation order; Payday loan industry faces fresh scrutiny in Shreveport; Teacher describes 15 months in virtual charter hell; and Texas Brine insurance dispute leaves local agencies in financial limbo. $207 – The average weekly unemployment benefit in Louisiana, which ranks third-lowest in the country (Source: Louisiana Workforce Commission)