THE POWER OF EDUCATION CAMPAIGN

5 Key Policies

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION SYSTEM:
Establish a Comprehensive Early Childhood to College and Career Education System. 

  • Early Childhood Education & Care:  We Should Increase Early Childhood Education and Childcare Opportunities from birth to age 5. 

  • Dual Enrollment:  We Should Increase Dual Enrollment Opportunities for High Schoolers to take College and Vo-Tech Training.

  • Louisiana should strongly invest in all of its citizens and help educate them from the moment they are born until they complete their college education or career training.  This will require greater collaboration among state and local education governing boards and agencies.
 
INCREASE TEACHER & STAFF PAY
We Are Off to a Good Start, But We Can Do More.  Louisiana must make Teacher and Staff Pay a Top Priority.



AUTONOMY 
We should encourage greater autonomy for our teachers and schools who are able to demonstrate measurable academic success.



ACADEMIC SUCCESS 
We should continue to build a fair and equitable accountability system.  We should:  1) Recognize Teachers and Schools who improve the academic outcomes of children of all socioeconomic backgrounds.  2) Strongly recognize student growth, particularly for those who need the most help.    



BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 
We Must Be Willing to Reach Beyond the Classroom to Help Families Become Successful.  The SocioEconomic Conditions of Families Cannot be Ignored in Developing Strategies for Ensuring that our Children Grow up to be Successful Adults.