Jim visits with new East Baton Rouge Parish School Superintendent Bernard Taylor to talk about the state of public schools.
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.
Jim talks with Stephanie Powell Watts, this year's recipient of the Ernest J. Gaines Award for literary excellence, for her book, "We Are Taking Only What We Need"
Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White discusses the many changes in Louisiana's public education system, and legal challenges some of those initiatives are facing.
Louisiana has jumped up in the ranks on a national education scorecard.
Education Week’s "Quality Counts" report, which combines measures of policy and performance, ranks the state 15th overall, up from 23rd last year.
Louisiana gets an 'A' for accountability and curriculum policy, and an 'F' for student achievement.