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D. Scott Hughes
Executive Director, Alliance for Education

Scott Hughes currently serves as the Executive Director of the Alliance For Education, a non-profit organization located in Shreveport (LA) focusing on systemic improvement of the public education system in the seven parishes of northwest Louisiana. He is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana with a B.S. Degree in Business Administration.

Scott is very active in civic activities and has served on a number of local Board of Directors including the Boy Scouts of America, the YMCA, Shreveport Green and several area Chambers of Commerce. Scott received the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce Young Leader Award in 1999, was named Small Business Person of the Year in 2000 and was a graduate of the CABL Leadership Louisiana Program Class of 2007. He serves on the editorial board and writes a monthly column on politics for SB Magazine and serves as the on-air political analysts for KTBS-TV, the Shreveport market ABC affiliate.

The son of a retired Air Force officer and school teacher, Scott grew up living around the country and the world, but now by choice lives in Shreveport with his wife and two children.

Current Topic


10/14 - Louisiana’s Congressional Priorities

What should Louisiana’s Congressional priorities be?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


11/14 - Destination: Graduation

How is Louisiana addressing its dropout problem?

Recent Topics


09/14 - Varsity, Inc.: The Business of College Sports

How big a business is college sports in Louisiana?


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?

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