State of Louisiana Archives: on Education


Bobby Jindal: $141M more to train students for the jobs of the future

We have tens of thousands of jobs in the pipeline that must be filled, and our next challenge is to ensure we have the skilled workforce to fill these jobs of the future. Economists have recently said they have never seen an industrial expansion like the one under way in Louisiana, but have also warned that we must do a better job training skilled workers that will be needed to fill the demand for jobs at the major industrial and high tech projects coming to Louisiana.

That's why our top priority this legislative session must be making sure we have the resources to prepare our students and train them for the jobs of the future.

In order to help meet this goal, our budget for next year will increase total higher education funding by over $141 million. This funding includes a new higher education workforce incentive initiative of $40 million that will better prepare Louisiana students to compete in the new global economy.

Source: 2014 State of the State address to the Louisiana legislature Mar 10, 2014

Jeff Landry: Empower parents with home school, charters, & church schools

We need to ensure educational decisions are made by parents not bureaucrats. We need to adopt policies that empower parents to make decisions about their own child's education--including home school, charter schools, church-based schools and other alternatives. This allows parents to determine the best course of action in raising our state and nation's children up to be responsible adults. We need to make sure the school system's priority is quality students, not unions or bureaucracies.
Source: 2010 House campaign website landryforlouisiana.com, "Issues" Nov 2, 2010

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