New Orleans parents who are dissatisfied with the public school system have options thanks to the voucher program that was instituted a few years ago. Supporters would like to see the program expanded to include Baton Rouge and Shreveport. Meanwhile, Gov. Jindal has proposed an increase in state spending to help cover the cost of a private education.
A new ranking of admissions standards has LSU below all flagship universities in the Deep South. The study author contends consequently lower graduation rates, less desirable faculty, and poorer quality research.