Some sobering news was released in recent days for Louisiana's public school system. First, we learned 44 percent of our public schools are failing, receiving a "D" or an "F" when it comes to school performance. Then, we learn one in six public high school students in Louisaina drops out of school.
State officials are quick to point out we've made gains in both areas, school performance and the dropout rate. But, Gov. Bobby Jindal said we need to move faster. Governor, we agree. Louisiana's poor education marks impact so much about our state, everything from our ability to attract new businesses to our crime rates.