CABL congratulates Dr. Cade Brumley for his appointment as the new state Superintendent of Education. He takes the helm as Louisiana’s top education policy leader after serving as superintendent of schools in both Jefferson and Desoto Parishes.
His appointment comes at a critical time as the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered schools across Louisiana and disrupted education at all levels. CABL has issued a series of recommendations which we believe are critical to addressing the education gaps that have emerged during this crisis. We hope Dr. Brumley will consider those ideas as we continue to deal with this disease.
We also hope that as the state’s top school leader he will continue to build on many of the policies developed over the last decade that have begun to move us forward. These include:
- Improving access to high-quality early learning experiences for all children to ensure they are ready for school and on track to succeed in the classroom and later in life.
- Strong transparency and accountability so families and citizens will get an honest assessment of how well schools are serving their children.
- Career pathways for students that will allow them to earn college credit or credentials while still in high school and help them transition to further postsecondary training and education.
- Strong school choice offerings that give families more options in educating their children.
- Clear strategies focused on historically-disadvantaged students to ensure they have the opportunities they need to be successful.
These are the policies and values that CABL has embraced over many years of advocacy work. They have made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in Louisiana and we look forward to working with Dr. Brumley to protect them, strengthen them, and build upon them for the betterment of every student in our state.