State Superintendent John White says preschool access, career education help ‘modernize’ education

Article By: Diana Samuels | March 6, 2014 | Originally Posted on nola.com

Expanding preschool access, reducing the “stigma” against career education, and raising standards through Common Core are three issues State Superintendent John White highlighted Wednesday at a Baton Rouge Rotary Club meeting, discussing how to continue to “modernize” Louisiana’s education system.

“Louisiana’s kids are just as smart, they’re just as capable as any child in America,” White said. “They deserve (the same educational opportunities) and they deserve us insisting that the momentum continue, in spite of all obstacles.”

White used his speech to discuss some of his office’s current initiatives, such as efforts to standardize and expand access to preschool. White said today’s early childhood education system in Louisiana is currently “terribly fragmented.”

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