2011-2012 Education Report Card
BRAC completed a regional analysis of K-12 education performance for the 2011-2012 school year which examines publicly released data and performance scores to make clear the outcomes of the public schools in the Baton Rouge area and reviews overall regional performance. Findings include district ratings, rankings, and overall competitiveness.
School District Restructuring and Reform: East Baton Rouge Parish
BRAC and the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) commissioned Dr. James A. Richardson, alumni professor of economics at LSU, and Mr. Roy L. Heidelberg, visiting researcher at LSU, to complete an analysis of independent school districts in East Baton Rouge Parish. A complete report of their findings can be found here.
2011 Report on Public Education Outcomes in the Baton Rouge Area
This report on the performance of the twelve school districts located within the Capital Region details outcomes for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years, how their levels of student achievement compare to their peers across the state, their current standing within Louisiana's new letter-grade rating system, and many other critical metrics.
Collective Bargaining: A Dangerous Threat to Public School Reform
The brief outlines five major criticisms of collective bargaining agreements, stating that they put union membership interests ahead of students, provide no clear link to increased student achievement, present obstacles to reform, minimize stakeholder input, and pose other significant risks to the community despite safe alternatives.
A Snapshot of East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
The ability of the Capital Region to meet the demands of a twenty-first century workforce will be directly related to the effectiveness of our public education systems. Focusing on one specific school district, FuturePAC, BRAC’s political action committee, commissioned the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) to analyze the performance of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS). Using a number of indicators, CABL provided an independent, third-party assessment of the system and how EBRPSS compares to its peers region-wide, statewide, and nationwide.
Public Education in the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area (five-part series)
The five white papers of this research series examine the perceptions and realities of public education in the nine-parish Baton Rouge area and suggests opportunities for reform.
Connecting Learning with Economic Growth: Supporting Legislative Action to Improve Public Education
This strategy paper highlights the relevance of several pieces of current legislation to BRAC’s public education reform priorities. The paper describes the importance of quality public education, and the impact it has on the Capital Region’s economic future.