Congratulations to all the candidates who not only won their races in the recent primary, but to everyone who chose to offer themselves for public service. In these times, that is becoming a more and more difficult thing to do and CABL appreciates the willingness of so many to serve our state. But now, after […]
After Governor’s Debate, Focus Shifts to Voters
Tune in Next Week for Another Gubernatorial Debate
CABL Releases Gubernatorial Survey Responses on Major Issues
What Can You Do to Help RESET Louisiana?
CABL Letter to Members of the Louisiana House
CABL Recommendations on Constitutional Amendments
Louisiana Misses Another Opportunity for Comprehensive Fiscal Reform
A Legislative Meltdown Over What?
CABL Invites 5 Candidates to U.S. Senate Debate to be Broadcast Statewide on LPB
Helping Educators and Families Recover from the Floods
Flood Recovery Information
Where Does Louisiana Stand Now that Legislative Sessions Finally Over?
Time to Move On with Academic Standards
It’s finally here. Election Day in Louisiana is just days away. For more than 376,000 voters that’s not really an issue. They represent the more than 12-percent of citizens who voted early. But for the other 2.5 million or so, this is an important election with a lot of items on the ballot. While we […]
“Louisiana is making progress in education. Public school students are improving their academic achievement and today they have more school and course choices than ever before. More young people are prepared for opportunities after high school, and public schools are making better connections to the demands of our growing economy. This is good news, and […]
This year there are only four constitutional amendments on the fall ballot, a thankfully small number considering what we have seen in years past. Each of them represents examples of why Louisiana’s constitution has become bloated with too much detail, and repeatedly requires amendments to deal with the often mundane issues that tend to arise. […]
Last week the Board of Regents released its new Master Plan for Higher Education. It’s a bold plan with the type of goal for higher education that’s long overdue – to raise the education attainment level of citizens in our state so that 60-percent of working-age adults hold a college degree or high-value credential by […]
On Sunday, former Governor Kathleen Blanco lost a long battle with cancer. Sadly, her passing was not unexpected. In December, while being honored for her service to Louisiana at CABL’s annual meeting, she told the crowd that there was no escape from the disease and that “the monster is not far down the road.” With […]
CABL’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Luncheon will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center. The Keynote Speaker is Reed Hastings, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Netflix. Most people don’t know that Mr. Hastings also considers himself a disruptor in education and advocate of education reform. In 2016, he […]
Nothing changes when we wait. With the will and the way, we can RESET Louisiana’s future. It’s only two sentences, but in many ways it’s the perfect summary of the RESET Louisiana initiative spearheaded by the Committee of 100, CABL, and PAR. It’s a nonpartisan effort to do what politicians don’t often want to do […]
As summer winds down and we approach another school year, we’re also moving into election season. Not only is there a major governor’s race, but all statewide officials are up for election, as well as the Legislature. This year more than ever, term limits are really kicking in with more than a third of legislators […]
Over the last several years, Louisiana has been a national leader in enacting major structural reforms in education. Now, as a new research briefing from RAND suggests, there are some positive lessons to be learned from the Louisiana experience. It is no secret that the education story in Louisiana for many years was one of […]