Rep. Austin Badon’s (D – Orleans) HB 112 seeks to prohibit the harassment, intimidation, and bullying of students in Louisiana’s public school districts. The proposal would strengthen a 2001 law that mandated all Louisiana public schools include a policy in their student code of conduct to prohibit bullying.
Louisiana’s high school dropout rate fell 31 percent from the 2008-09 school year to the 2009-10 year. However Louisiana’s four year high school graduation rate ranks 47th in the nation, at only 67 percent.
Harvard’s Graduate School of Education releases “Pathways to Prosperity”, a study which aims to have educators place a stronger emphasis on vocational and occupational degrees, as opposed to sending all students to four-year universities.