Bernard Taylor http://wrkf.org en WEDNESDAY: EBR Schools Superintendent Bernard Taylor; Politicos Melissa Flournoy and Scott Wilfong http://wrkf.org/post/wednesday-ebr-schools-superintendent-bernard-taylor-politicos-melissa-flournoy-and-scott <p>Jim&nbsp;visits with new East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Bernard Taylor to talk about the state of public schools.</p><p>Then Chair of Louisiana Progress Melissa Flournoy and Republican political consultant Scott Wilfong debate several political issues including Joe Biden's upcoming trip to Louisiana.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:21:11 +0000 Jim Engster 5096 at http://wrkf.org Lod Cook, Charlie Roberts, Barbara Simon, Bernard Taylor http://wrkf.org/post/lod-cook-charlie-roberts-barbara-simon-bernard-taylor <p>LSU alumni Lod Cook and Charlie Roberts discuss matters on interest to the Old War Skule, and Lod's involvement with a possible breakthrough in neurologicial treatment.&nbsp;</p><p>Computer expert Barbara Simons, author of "Broken Ballots", addresses concerns for voting integrity in the electronic age.</p><p>East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Dr. Bernard Taylor looks back on his first seven months on the job and lays out his plan for giving Baton Rouge parents more choices for their students.</p><p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:00:00 +0000 Jim Engster 2485 at http://wrkf.org Superintendent Envisions Reform Within Baton Rouge Schools http://wrkf.org/post/superintendent-envisions-reform-within-baton-rouge-schools <p><span class="BodyCopy">Bernard Taylor came into East Baton Rouge Parish as the new superintendent of schools officially in June. He arrived amidst a wave of state education reforms, for which the parish is arguably ground zero. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Roughly a third of Baton Rouge public schools, threatened with state takeover, face new competition from private school vouchers and independent charter schools.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Accountability measures for teachers and administrators are adding to the pressure.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Speaking with WRKF's Amy Jeffries, Taylor does not mince words in his critique of state reforms or the potential of East Baton Rouge public schools.</p><p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:27:36 +0000 Amy Jeffries 2129 at http://wrkf.org Superintendent Envisions Reform Within Baton Rouge Schools