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Anthony Greco
Professor of Economics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Anthony J. Greco is a Professor of Economics in the College of Business at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette serving since 1984.

He received his undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of New Orleans and his Doctorate in Economics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

His research as an Economist focuses on Government Regulation and Antitrust Economics and has published extensively in this area. He has served as a consultant for various economic initiatives in the Lafayette area and in other areas, as well.

His many awards include the UL Lafayette Business Economist Professorship and the UL Distinguished Research Professor Award.

Dr. Greco has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations and serves as a reviewer for Economics journals.

He is married to Donna Greco (formerly Donna Dearie).

They have two sons: Joel Ph. D. in Molecular Cell Biology from Tulane University and Lyle, a Senior at LSU majoring in Finance.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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