Politics

Airs Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  What will the changes to the state’s education system mean for Louisiana’s public schools? Much of Governor Jindal’s education reform package has passed this legislative session, including creating America’s largest school voucher program, tying teacher pay to test scores and granting more authority to principals and superintendents. While debate still continues on some proposals, Louisiana Public Square takes time to explore what the changes mean for parents, students, teachers and taxpayers on its April edition, Education Reform 2012.

Airs Friday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.  What will the changes to the state’s education system mean for Louisiana’s public schools? Much of Governor Jindal’s education reform package has passed this legislative session, including creating America’s largest school voucher program, tying teacher pay to test scores and granting more authority to principals and superintendents.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his perspectives about the school reforms being debated in Baton Rouge 

Kai Ryssdal will be interviewing President Obama for this evening's Marketplace broadcast. Kai will chat with President Obama at the Copper Mountain Solar facility in Boulder Hills, Nevada. In addition to talking about energy policy and high gas prices, they will touch on many aspects of the economy: jobs, the budget, housing, average Americans, banks and the politics of economic policy. With Kai in Nevada, Tess Vigeland will be stepping in to host the show.

Airs Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Ten states will hold Republican contests on Tuesday, March 6.  NPR will offer special coverage at 7 p.m., hosted by Audie Cornish and Melissa Block.

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