Is the remedy a new healthcare delivery system or just a revamping of the current one?
With Louisiana’s national health ranking moving from 49th to 50th, some believe the condition of the state’s healthcare is moving from serious to critical. Is the remedy a new healthcare delivery system or just a revamping of the current one? And what role do patient education and our lifestyle choices play in keeping our health and health ratings so low?
With healthcare spending totaling $19.4 billion for all sources, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned by the Louisiana Recovery Authority, Louisiana’s healthcare costs are among the highest in the nation. But our results are consistently far below other states. Louisiana is one state away from leading the nation in:
- Infant mortality, with an average of 10 infant deaths per 1000 live births;
- Cancer deaths, which kill 223 out of every 100,000 Louisianans; and
- Premature death, where poor preventive care practices annually kill 11,000 of our citizens before their time.
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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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