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Joshua Stockley, Ph.D.
ULM Associate Professor, Political Science

Dr. Joshua P. Stockley is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He received his B.A. in History and Political Science at Oklahoma Baptist University and his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Oklahoma. Prof. Stockley’s teaching and research cover American government, state and local politics, campaigns and elections, political parties, Congress, Presidency, Southern politics, culture and politics, public policy, and public administration. His works have appeared in the journals Race, Class, and Gender, Louisiana Progress, and Southern Political Report; as well as the edited volumes The Roads to Congress and Mediated Images of the South. Prof. Stockley has published several book reviews, presented numerous papers at professional conferences around the nation, and edited manuscripts for publishers and journals. He has worked on numerous grants at the local, state, and national level. Prof. Stockley writes a regular column for the (Monroe) News-Star and is quoted frequently by newspapers and television stations in Louisiana and across the nation. He regularly speaks (and enjoys speaking) to groups and at public forums around the state and nation about various topics in political science and public policy.

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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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