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.
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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