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BATON ROUGE– CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer, released the following statement after BESE board members voted to reject a proposal that would’ve made Louisiana’s K-12 accountability system more transparent:

“BESE failed Louisiana’s kids today, siding with a deeply entrenched education status quo to reject an updated and improved K-12 Accountability system. Our system has failed Louisiana families for far too long. Today, the board chose to continue down the same failed pathway.

We’ll keep fighting for greater transparency, accountability, and innovation for Louisiana’s kids and families, and we encourage our elected officials to do the same. It’s too important to fail.”